declare

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /dɪkleə(r)/, SAMPA: /dIkle@(r)/
  • (US) IPA: /dɪˈklɛɚ/ or /dəˈklɛɚ/
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Verb[change]

Plain form
declare

Third-person singular
declares

Past tense
declared

Past participle
declared

Present participle
declaring

  1. (transitive) If you declare something, you say it publicly or officially.
    She was declared the winner Sunday, with 54 percent of the vote.
    He was declared dead in February, seven months after he disappeared.
    A storm has caused flooding and a state of emergency has been declared.
    Victory there was declared on September 25 even though fighting in the city went on for three more days.
    France had declared war on Germany following the invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939.
    The Court declared unconstitutional a law requiring students to salute the American flag.
    Many suppliers go out of business without formally declaring bankruptcy.
    But before political independence was declared, the colonies had become independent in other ways.
  2. (transitive) If you declare what you own or earn, you officially list those things.
  3. (transitive) If you declare something, you say it publicly or officially.

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