Declare

Definition of Declare

De`clare´   Pronunciation: dė`klâr´
v. t.1.To make clear; to free from obscurity.
[imp. & p. p. Declared (dė*klârd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Declaring.]
2.To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
This day I have begot whom I declare
My only Son.
- Milton.
The heavens declare the glory of God.
- Ps. xix. 1.
3.To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
I the Lord . . . declare things that are right.
- Isa. xlv. 19.
4.(Com.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.
To declare off
to recede from an agreement, undertaking, contract, etc.; to renounce.
To declare one's self
to avow one's opinion; to show openly what one thinks, or which side he espouses.
v. i.1.To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; - often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies.
Like fawning courtiers, for success they wait,
And then come smiling, and declare for fate.
- Dryden.
2.(Law) To state the plaintiff's cause of action at law in a legal form; as, the plaintiff declares in trespass.

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