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"declare" in British English

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declareverb

uk   /dɪˈkleər/  us   /dɪˈkler/
  • declare verb (EXPRESS)

B2 [T] to ​announce something ​clearly, ​firmly, ​publicly, or ​officially: They declared ​theirsupport for the ​proposal [+ (that)] She declared (that) it was the ​bestchocolatecake she had ​evertasted. [+ 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 (= ​announcedofficially that it was at ​war).figurative The ​government has declared war on (= ​announced that thaey ​intended to ​stop) the ​drugdealers. The ​country declared independence in 1952 (= ​announced that it was no ​longer under the ​control of another ​country).
B1 [T] to ​officiallytell someone the ​value of ​goods you have ​bought, or the ​amount of ​money you have ​earned because you might have to ​paytax: Nothing to declare. Goods to declare. You have to declare any ​earnings over a ​certainamount.

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  • declare verb (CRICKET)

[I] If a ​cricketteam declares, they ​stop batting (= ​hitting the ​ball) because they ​think they already have enough runs (= ​points) to ​win: Pakistan declared at 350 for 7.
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(Definition of declare from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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declareverb [T]

 us   /dɪˈkleər/
to ​announce or ​express something ​clearly and ​publicly, esp. ​officially: The ​courts declared the ​policyunconstitutional. A ​state of ​emergency has been declared because of ​severeflooding. People use ​theirlicenseplates to declare ​theirteamloyalty. [+ that clause] I declare that is the ​bestchocolatecake I’ve ​evereaten!
(Definition of declare from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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declareverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪˈkleər/
to make a ​public or ​officialstatement about something: All pre-existing ​healthconditions should be declared to your ​insurer. After the acquittal, ​CEO, Bill Peters, declared: "We ​feel vindicated."declare (that) The Serious Fraud ​Office is expected to declare that it will be ​conducting further ​investigations.declare sb/sth (to be) sth The WTO ​issued an ​interimruling declaring the ​subsidiesillegal.declare yourself to be sth Silverjet, the transatlantic ​businessairline, has declared itself ​carbon-neutral.declare a ban/moratorium on sth In ​times of ​crisis the ​industry must declare a ​moratorium on ​aggressivemarketing and ​salestactics.declare bankruptcy If ​restrictions on ​airtravel are enforced, several of the large ​airlines may be ​forced to declare ​bankruptcy.declare sb bankrupt Figures ​released by the ​bank showed almost 12,000 ​companies had been declared ​bankrupt in the third ​quarter of the ​year.
TAX to make a written ​statement to the ​taxauthorities containing ​information about ​money you have ​earned, ​shares you have ​bought, etc.: Winterway Investments have declared a 14.6% ​stake in the new ​corporation. Companies who ​fail to declare their ​accounts on ​time are ​breaking the ​law.declare earnings/profits/losses Many eBay ​traders are unaware that they have to declare their ​earnings.
TAX, TRANSPORT to tell customs that you are ​bringinggoods into a country on which you have to ​paytax: The ​greenchannel is for those ​passengers with nothing to declare.
declare an interest/a conflict of interest(s)
to say ​publicly that you could ​gain a ​personaladvantage from a ​situation and so might not be able to make decisions that are ​fair and honest: The Mayor was ​advised to declare a ​potentialconflict of ​interest over a road ​project that could ​boost his wife's ​business.
declare a dividend
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET to tell ​shareholders that they will receive a dividend (= a ​share of a company's ​profits) and how much it will be: The Fund declares and ​paysdividends on ​netinvestmentincome on a ​quarterlybasis.
(Definition of declare from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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