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Dictionary definition for: Declare

1. (v) state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

2. (v) announce publicly or officially; "The President declared war"

3. (v) state firmly; "He declared that he was innocent"

4. (v) declare to be; "She was declared incompetent" "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

5. (v) authorize payments of; "declare dividends"

6. (v) designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand

7. (v) make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official; "Do you have anything to declare?"

8. (v) proclaim one''s support, sympathy, or opinion for or against; "His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast"

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