Declare De*clare" (d[-e]*kl[^a]r"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Declared} (d[-e]*kl[^a]rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Declaring}.] [F. d['e]clarer, from L. declarare; de + clarare to make clear, clarus, clear, bright. See {Clear}.] 1. To make clear; to free from obscurity. [Obs.] ``To declare this a little.'' --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

2. To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce. [1913 Webster]

This day I have begot whom I declare My only Son. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The heavens declare the glory of God. --Ps. xix. 1. [1913 Webster]

3. To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false. [1913 Webster]

I the Lord . . . declare things that are right. --Isa. xlv. 19. [1913 Webster]

4. (Com.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To declare off}, to recede from an agreement, undertaking, contract, etc.; to renounce.

{To declare one's self}, to avow one's opinion; to show openly what one thinks, or which side he espouses. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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