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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: declare /dɪˈkler/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydeclare
he/she/itdeclares
present participledeclaring
past tensedeclared
past participledeclared
  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.

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