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English verb: declare

1. declare (communication) state emphatically and authoritatively


SamplesHe declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)account, advise, affirm, animadvert, answer for, assert, assure, attest, aver, avow, bear witness, bless, condemn, condemn, consecrate, count out, decree, depone, depose, doom, exclaim, hallow, opine, plead, proclaim, profess, profess, promise, promise, promulgate, propose, sanctify, sentence, sound off, speak out, speak up, suggest, swan, swear, swear, take the Fifth, take the Fifth Amendment, take the stand, testify, verify

2. declare (communication) announce publicly or officially


SamplesThe President declared war.


ExamplesThey declare that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsannounce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)promulgate

3. declare (communication) state firmly


SamplesHe declared that he was innocent.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify

4. declare (communication) declare to be


SamplesShe was declared incompetent.
Judge held that the defendant was innocent.


Synonymsadjudge, hold


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment


Narrower (hyponym)acknowledge, admit, bastardise, bastardize, beatify, call, cancel, canonise, canonize, certify, formalise, formalize, judge, label, pronounce, saint, strike down, superannuate

5. declare (social) authorize payments of


SamplesDeclare dividends.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)authorise, authorize, clear, pass

6. declare (possession) designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorybridge

7. declare (communication) make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official


SamplesDo you have anything to declare?.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell

8. declare (communication) proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against


SamplesHis wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)exclaim, proclaim, promulgate









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