: to make known formally, officially, or explicitly
- publicly declared her opposition to the plan
: to make known as a determination
- The judge declared the defendant fit to stand trial.
- She was declared the rightful heir to the throne.
: to make clear
: to make evident : show
- a glimpse of his head in outline … declared his present state of mind
- —Osbert Sitwell
: to state emphatically : affirm
- "You are quite a quiz, I do declare!"
- —Charles Dickens
: to make a full statement of (one's taxable or dutiable property)
- Large purchases must be declared at customs.
in card games
: to make a bid or announcement naming (a trump suit or no-trump)
: to make a declaration
- poetry … evokes rather than merely declares
- —C. S. Kilby
: to avow one's opinion or support
- declaring for or against a candidate
: to announce one's intentions (as to run for political office)