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English definition of “declare”

declare

verb (EXPRESS)    /dɪˈkleər/ US  /-ˈkler/
B2 [T] to announce something clearly, firmly, publicly, or officially: They declared their support for the proposal [+ (that)] She declared (that) it was the best chocolate cake she had ever tasted. [+ obj + (to be) + noun/adj] They declared themselves (to be) bankrupt. [+ speech] "I won't do it!" he declared. America declared war on Japan in 1941 (= announced officially that it was at war).figurative The government have declared war on (= announced that thaey intended to stop) the drug dealers. The country declared independence in 1952 (= announced that it was no longer under the control of another country).Announcing, informing and stating B1 [T] to officially tell someone the value of goods you have bought, or the amount of money you have earned because you might have to pay tax: Nothing to declare. Goods to declare. You have to declare any earnings over a certain amount.Announcing, informing and stating
(Definition of declare verb (EXPRESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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