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declare

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of declare

  1. 1 to make known openly or publicly she chose to declare her presidential aspirations at her college alma mater Synonyms of declare advertise, annunciate, blare, blaze, blazon, broadcast, announce, enunciate, flash, give out, herald, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, release, sound, trumpetWords Related to declare bark, call (off or out), cry; bill, billboard, bulletin, gazette [chiefly British]; knell, ring, toll; blurb, feature, pitch, plug, promote, puff; disseminate, spread; disclose, divulge, introduce, kithe [chiefly Scottish], manifest, report, reveal, show; advise, apprise, hand down, inform, notify; communicate, impart, intimateNear Antonyms of declare conceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold; recall, recant, retract, revoke

  2. 2 to state as a fact usually forcefully she would declare her innocence to the whole world if she could Synonyms of declare affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, claim, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrantWords Related to declare announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms of declare abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counterAntonyms of declare deny, gainsay

  3. 3 to state clearly and strongly our guest enthusiastically declared that the pie was the best he had ever eaten Synonyms of declare affirm, aver, avouch, avow, assert, guarantee, lay down, professWords Related to declare advance, advertise, boost, plug, promote, publicize; announce, blaze, call, proclaim, pronounce, say; accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, underline, underscore; advocate, champion, defend, espouse, support, uphold; assure, convince, persuade; explain, justify, rationalize; reaffirm, reassertNear Antonyms of declare minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook

  4. 4 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs though she was silent, her expression declared her unwillingness to go along with the others Synonyms of declare bespeak, betray, communicate, show, demonstrate, display, evince, expose, give away, manifest, revealWords Related to declare bare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; projectNear Antonyms of declare belie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil

Synonym Discussion of declare

declare, announce, proclaim, promulgate mean to make known publicly. declare implies explicitness and usually formality in making known.
    • the referee declared the contest a draw
announce implies the declaration of something for the first time.
    • announced their engagement at a party
proclaim implies declaring clearly, forcefully, and authoritatively.
    • the president proclaimed a national day of mourning
promulgate implies the proclaiming of a dogma, doctrine, or law.
    • promulgated an edict of religious toleration

synonyms see in addition assert



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