Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb declare

8 senses of declare

Sense 1
declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Sense 2
announce, declare -- (announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war")
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Sense 3
declare -- (state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent")
       => affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear -- (to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent")

Sense 4
declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")
       => evaluate, pass judgment, judge -- (form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people")

Sense 5
declare -- (authorize payments of; "declare dividends")
       => authorize, authorise, pass, clear -- (grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography")

Sense 6
declare -- (designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand)
       => play -- (put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game; "He is playing his cards close to his chest"; "The Democrats still have some cards to play before they will concede the electoral victory")

Sense 7
declare -- (make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official; "Do you have anything to declare?")
       => state, say, tell -- (express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name")

Sense 8
declare -- (proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast")
       => proclaim, exclaim, promulgate -- (state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty")

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