1. state emphatically and authoritatively

- He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with

Definition categories: communication, say, state, tell

2. announce publicly or officially

- The President declared war

Similar word(s): announce

Definition categories: communication, say, state, tell

3. state firmly

- He declared that he was innocent

Definition categories: communication, affirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify

4. declare to be

- She was declared incompetent

Similar word(s): adjudge, hold

Definition categories: communication, evaluate, judge

5. authorize payments of

- declare dividends

Definition categories: social, authorise, authorize, clear, pass

6. designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand

Definition categories: possession, play

7. make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official

- Do you have anything to declare?

Definition categories: communication, say, state, tell

8. proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against

- His wife declared at once for moving to the West Coast

Definition categories: communication, exclaim, proclaim, promulgate

Sentences with declare as a verb:

- He declared him innocent.

- declare bankruptcy

- declare victory

- (cricket) declare (an innings) closed

- Houghton and Sunderland South was the first constituency to declare in the 2015 general election.

- The counter "i" was declared as an integer.