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declare

verb
 
/dɪˈkleər/ ( present participle declaring, past tense and past participle declared)
B1 to officially tell someone the value of something, for example at an airport, because you might have to pay tax: Do you have anything to declare?
to announce something publicly or officially: Scientists have declared that the process is safe. The country has declared war on its neighbour.
(Definition of declare from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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