- (UK) IPA (key): /dɪkleə(r)/, SAMPA: /dIkle@(r)/
- (US) IPA (key): /dɪˈklɛɚ/ or /dəˈklɛɚ/
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- (transitive & intransitive) 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.
- (transitive) If you declare what you own or earn, you officially list those things.
- (transitive) If you declare something, you say it publicly or officially.