Meaning of declare

Definition of declare

(verb) state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"
state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"
declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
authorize payments of; "declare dividends"
designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official; "Do you have anything to declare?"
proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"

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