declare (one's) independence


: to say that one no longer accepts the rule of another
The country declared (its) independence.
teenagers eager to declare their independence

Examples of declare (one's) independence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One year later, on July 4, 1776, the U.S. would declare independence, becoming the first nation-state founded on the principles of unalienable natural rights. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 9 Nov. 2023

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“Declare (one's) independence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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