declare

[[t]dɪkle͟ə(r)[/t]]
♦♦
declares, declaring, declared
1) VERB If you declare that something is true, you say that it is true in a firm, deliberate way. You can also declare an attitude or intention. [WRITTEN]

[V that] Speaking outside Ten Downing Street, she declared that she would fight on...

[V with quote] `I'm absolutely thrilled to have done what I've done,' he declared...

[V n] He declared his intention to become the best golfer in the world...

[V n adj] Glasses of Madeira wine were brought to us. We declared it delicious...

[V pron-refl adj/prep] He turned up in northern Cyprus, declaring himself happy to be home. [Also V n n, V n to-inf]

Syn:
2) VERB If you declare something, you state officially and formally that it exists or is the case.

[V n] The government is ready to declare a permanent ceasefire...

[V n adj] His lawyers are confident that the judges will declare Mr Stevens innocent...

[V n to-inf] The U.N. has declared it to be a safe zone...

[V n n] On striking his sword on the stone, he declared himself Lord of the City...

[V that] The ceremony is a brief one. The bride and groom declare that there is no lawful impediment to the marriage and call upon the people present to witness the marriage.

3) VERB If you declare goods that you have bought in another country or money that you have earned, you say how much you have bought or earned so that you can pay tax on it.

[V n] Declaring the wrong income by mistake will no longer lead to an automatic fine...

[V n] She had nothing to declare, and was starting to go through the `Green' channel when she was stopped.

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