The government has just declared a state of emergency.
He openly declared his love for her.
They failed to declare all of their earnings on their tax return.
Large purchases must be declared at customs.
Do you have anything to declare?
Recent Examples on the WebPassengers must declare firearms with the airline when checking a bag at the ticket counter, according to the TSA.—Dallas News, 17 Jan. 2023 Candidates in a half-dozen suburban Orange County cities must declare their candidacies for office this month, with some ballots already set and others still accepting new entrants as late as noon on Jan. 27.—Ryan Gillespie, Orlando Sentinel, 13 Jan. 2023 That could change with the NCAA’s transfer portal window still open until Jan. 18, and another opening April 15-30 after spring practice, but no additional players from the secondary are expected to declare for the draft.—Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 3 Jan. 2023 That’s a day after the World Health Organization is expected to declare the Uganda outbreak over if no new cases are reported.—Risdel Kasasira, ajc, 22 Dec. 2022 The city of Portland is expected to declare a state of emergency as well.—oregonlive, 20 Dec. 2022 The record-low insurance rate in the U.S. could also be disrupted next year, when the government is expected to declare an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and boot millions of Medicaid recipients off the coverage.—Amanda Seitz, Fortune, 23 Nov. 2022 Trump is widely expected to declare his candidacy for President on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at his Florida club.—Brian Bennett, Time, 9 Nov. 2022 The Kremlin is expected to move immediately to absorb the regions once the voting is over, with President Vlaidmir Putin expected to declare their incorporation into Russia later this week.—Adam Schreck, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Sep. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French declarer, from Latin declarare, from de- + clarare to make visible, from clarus clear — more at clear