Definition Of declare


acknowledge possession of (taxable income or dutiable goods).

The court was told White filled in and signed one claim form seven months after starting work as a police officer and did not declare her income.

announce that one holds (certain combinations of cards) in a card game.

After everyone has declared any combinations they wish to, the player to dealer's left leads to the first trick.

say something in a solemn and emphatic manner.

he declared that he never revises his prose

Example Of declare

  • A heart operation in October 2004 forced him to declare that he would fight just one more general election, which he duly won.

  • a number of interested parties who can't declare themselves openly

  • According to the Municipal Systems Act of 2000 the municipality decides which financial interests are to be publicly declared and which are to be kept private.

  • After Gwen and I argued over Rick we declared a truce, and to make sure the truce got off to a good start we invited other people to join us for dinner that evening.

  • After the jury formally declared a not guilty verdict, Mr Syed's solicitor spoke on his client's behalf.

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