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")

Antonyms of adj declared

2 senses of declared

Sense 1
declared (vs. undeclared) -- (made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal")

undeclared (vs. declared) -- (not announced or openly acknowledged; "fighting an undeclared war")
        => unacknowledged -- (not openly acknowledged; "an unacknowledged emergency")
        => unavowed -- (not affirmed or mentioned or declared)

Sense 2
declared, stated -- (declared as fact; explicitly stated)

INDIRECT (VIA explicit) -> implicit, inexplicit -- (implied though not directly expressed; inherent in the nature of something; "an implicit agreement not to raise the subject"; "there was implicit criticism in his voice"; "anger was implicit in the argument"; "the oak is implicit in the acorn")

Similarity of adj declared

2 senses of declared

Sense 1
declared (vs. undeclared) -- (made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal")
       => alleged -- (declared but not proved; "alleged abuses of housing benefits"- Wall Street Journal)
       => announced, proclaimed -- (declared publicly; made widely known; "their announced intentions"; "the newspaper's proclaimed adherence to the government's policy")
       => asserted -- (confidently declared to be so; "the asserted value of the painting")
       => avowed (prenominal), professed (prenominal) -- (openly declared as such; "an avowed enemy"; "her professed love of everything about that country"; "McKinley was assassinated by a professed anarchist")
       => professed (prenominal) -- (claimed with intent to deceive; "his professed intentions")
       => self-proclaimed -- (proclaimed to be or described as such by oneself, without endorsement by others; "self-proclaimed experts")

Sense 2
declared, stated -- (declared as fact; explicitly stated)
       => explicit (vs. implicit), expressed -- (precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes")

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