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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
declare (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to make known formally, officially, or explicitly
2.
obsolete to make clear
3.
to make evident - show
4.
to state emphatically - affirm declares his innocence
5.
to make a full statement of (one's taxable or dutiable property)
6.
a) to announce (as a trump suit) in a card game
b) - meld
7.
intransitive verb
to make payable - declare a dividend
1.
to make a - declaration
2.
to avow one's opinion or support
3.
to announce one's intentions (as to run for political office) - declared for mayor
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
declare (verb)
1.
to make known openly or publicly
SYNONIMS:
advertise, annunciate, blare, blaze, blazon, broadcast, declare, enunciate, flash, give out, herald, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, release, sound, trumpet
RELATED WORDS:
bark, call (off out), cry; bill, billboard, bulletin, gazette []; knell, ring, toll; blurb, feature, pitch, plug, promote, puff; disseminate, spread; disclose, divulge, introduce, kithe [], manifest, report, reveal, show; advise, apprise, hand down, inform, notify; communicate, impart, intimate
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conceal, hush (up), silence, suppress, withhold; recall, recant, retract, revoke
declare (verb)
2.
to state as a fact usually forcefully
SYNONIMS:
affirm, allege, assert, aver, avouch, avow, contend, declare, insist, maintain, profess, protest, purport, warrant
RELATED WORDS:
announce, broadcast, proclaim; argue, rationalize, reason; confirm, justify, vindicate; defend, persevere, support, uphold; reaffirm, reassert
NEAR ANTONYMS:
abandon; disavow, disclaim, disown, negate, negative, reject, repudiate; challenge, dispute, question; confute, disprove, rebut, refute; contradict, counter
deny, gainsay
declare (verb)
3.
to state clearly and strongly
SYNONIMS:
affirm, aver, avouch, avow, declare, guarantee, lay down, profess
RELATED WORDS:
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, reassert
NEAR ANTONYMS:
minimize, understate; disregard, ignore, neglect, overlook
declare (verb)
4.
to make known (something abstract) through outward signs
SYNONIMS:
bespeak, betray, communicate, declare, demonstrate, display, evince, expose, give away, manifest, reveal
RELATED WORDS:
bare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; project
NEAR ANTONYMS:
belie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil
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