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declare

verb [T]  /dɪˈkleər/ us  
to announce or express something clearly and publicly, esp. officially: The courts declared the policy unconstitutional. A state of emergency has been declared because of severe flooding. People use their license plates to declare their team loyalty. [+ that clause] I declare that is the best chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten!
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