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(1)   State firmly
"He declared that he was innocent"
(2)   Declare to be
"She was declared incompetent"
"Judge held that the defendant was innocent"
(3)   Announce publicly or officially
"The President declared war"
(4)   Proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
"His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"
(5)   State emphatically and authoritatively
"He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
(6)   Make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official
"Do you have anything to declare?"
(7)   Designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand
(8)   Authorize payments of
"Declare dividends"


  1. : To make a declaration.
  2. : To announce one’s support, choice, opinion, etc.
    He declared him innocent.
  3. : For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.
  4. : To announce something formally or officially.
  5. : To affirm or state something emphatically.
  6. : To declare (an innings) closed.
  7. : To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.
  8. To explicitly include (a variable) as part of a list of variables, often providing some information about the data it is expected to contain.
    The counter "i" was declared as an integer.