• Declare

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /dɪˈkleə(ɹ)/
    • US IPA: /dɪˈklɛ(ə)ɹ/

    Origin

    From Old French declarer, from Latin dēclārāre ("to make clear"), from de- + clārus ("clear").

    Full definition of declare

    Verb

    1. (obsolete, transitive) To make clear, explain, interpret.
      • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XV:Then answered Peter and sayd to him: declare unto us thys parable.
      • BoyleTo declare this a little, we must assume that the surfaces of all such bodies ... are exactly smooth.
    2. (intransitive) To make a declaration.
    3. (transitive) To announce one’s support, choice, opinion, etc.He declared him innocent.
    4. (intransitive, cricket) For the captain of the batting side to announce the innings complete even though all batsmen have not been dismissed.
    5. (transitive) To announce something formally or officially.declare bankruptcydeclare victory(cricket) declare (an innings) closed
    6. (transitive) To affirm or state something emphatically.
    7. (transitive) To inform government customs or taxation officials of goods one is importing or of income, expenses, or other circumstances affecting one's taxes.
      • 1984, Richard Woodbury and Anastasia Toufexis, "Law: The Trouble with Harry," Time, 2 April:The prosecution has introduced evidence, including canceled checks, to show that the judge failed to declare part of his income.
    8. (transitive) To make outstanding debts, e.g. taxes, payable.
    9. (transitive, computing) To explicitly include (a variable) as part of a list of variables, often providing some information about the data it is expected to contain.The counter "i" was declared as an integer.
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