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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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Ferrars and Fanny still more, did not see the necessity of enforcing it by any farther assertion; and Marianne, when called on for her's, offended them all, by declaring that she had no opinion to give, as she had never thought about it.
I said nothing: I was afraid of occasioning some shock by declaring my identity.
Declaring that his friend had laid him under an obligation which he should remember to his dying day, he at once left the cottage, at once returned home, and wrote me this letter.
If I, as a honest tradesman, am able to provide a little beer, none of your declaring on water.
Crupp; but she disposed of that objection summarily by declaring that, on the first demonstration of hostilities, she was prepared to astonish Mrs.
Then, as the marsh winds made the fire glow and flare, I thought I heard the voice outside, of the man with the iron on his leg who had sworn me to secrecy, declaring that he couldn't and wouldn't starve until to-morrow, but must be fed now.
Ingaging me to emulate, but short Of thy perfection, how shall I attaine, ADAM, from whose deare side I boast me sprung, And gladly of our Union heare thee speak, One Heart, one Soul in both; whereof good prooff This day affords, declaring thee resolvd, Rather then Death or aught then Death more dread Shall separate us, linkt in Love so deare, To undergoe with mee one Guilt, one Crime, If any be, of tasting this fair Fruit, Whose vertue, for of good still good proceeds, Direct, or by occasion hath presented This happie trial of thy Love, which else So eminently never had bin known.
His agitation infected them, and when Agatha endeavored to reassure him by declaring that Smilash was a disguised gentleman, Miss Wilson, supposing this to be a mere repetition of her former idle conjecture, told her sharply to hold her tongue, as the time was not one for talking nonsense.