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verb [transitive] declare pronunciation in American English /dɪˈkler/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledeclaring
past tensedeclared
past participledeclared
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  1. 1
    to announce officially that something is true or happening

    Australia declared its support for the agreement.

    I was in Germany when war was declared.

    A state of emergency has been declared in the area.

    declare someone/something (to be) something:

    The election was declared invalid.

    declare someone/something (to be) something:

    Sarah was declared the winner.

  2. 2
    to say something, especially in a formal or impressive way

    “I’m leaving tomorrow,” James suddenly declared.

    declare that:

    Brady declared that he had no intention of giving up the fight.

  3. 3
    to state officially how much you have earned or how much property you own so that you can pay the correct amount of tax

    All income from investments must also be declared.

    1. a.
      to state officially that you have brought goods into a country so that you can pay the correct amount of tax

      Are you going to declare the painting at customs?



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