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declare

verb advance, affirm, announce, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avow, bruit, claim, come out, communicate, contend, declarare, disclose, divulge, enounce, enunciate, herald, inform, maintain, make a declaration, make a statement, make known, praedicare, predicate, profess, profiteri, pronounce, put forward, reveal, say, set forth, state, tell, utter
Associated concepts: declare a nullity, declare insolvent, deelare null and void
See also: adduce, admit, allege, annunciate, assert, attest, avouch, avow, bare, bear, betray, claim, comment, communicate, concede, conclude, confess, contend, convey, decide, designate, determine, disclose, enact, enunciate, express, inform, issue, maintain, manifest, notify, observe, pass, phrase, pose, posit, proclaim, profess, promise, promulgate, pronounce, propose, propound, publish, purport, relate, remark, report, reveal, rule, signify, speak, swear, tell, testify, utter, verify, vouch, vow

TO DECLARE. To make known or publish. By tho constitution of the United States, congress have power to declare war. In this sense the word, declare, signifies, not merely to make it known that war exists, but also to make war and to carry it on. 4 Dall. 37; 1 Story, Const. Sec. 428; Rawle on the Const. 109. In pleading, to declare, is the act of filing a declaration.

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However curious it may seem for an oil-ship to be borrowing oil on the whale-ground, and however much it may invertedly contradict the old proverb about carrying coals to Newcastle, yet sometimes such a thing really happens; and in the present case Captain Derick De Deer did indubitably conduct a lamp-feeder as Flask did declare.
In fact, I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get what advantages of her I can, as is usual in such cases.
They had not intended to go over till the summer, but she is so impatient to see them againfor till she married, last October, she was never away from them so much as a week, which must make it very strange to be in different kingdoms, I was going to say, but however different countries, and so she wrote a very urgent letter to her motheror her father, I declare I do not know which it was, but we shall see presently in Jane's letterwrote in Mr.
But when this passed away, when her spirits became collected, when she saw that to the perfect good-breeding of the gentleman, he united frankness and vivacity, and above all, when she heard him declare, that of music and dancing he was passionately fond, she gave him such a look of approbation as secured the largest share of his discourse to herself for the rest of his stay.
You declare that you are afraid of nothing and at the same time try to ingratiate yourself in our good opinion.
In either case it will always be more advantageous for you to declare yourself and to make war strenuously; because, in the first case, if you do not declare yourself, you will invariably fall a prey to the conqueror, to the pleasure and satisfaction of him who has been conquered, and you will have no reasons to offer, nor anything to protect or to shelter you.