declare VERB 1) announce solemnly or officially. 2) (declare oneself) reveal one's intentions or identity. 3) (declared) having admitted that one is the specified thing: a declared atheist. 4) acknowledge possession of (income or goods on which tax or duty should be paid). 5) Cricket close an innings voluntarily with wickets remaining.
DERIVATIVES declaratory adjective declaredly adverb declarer noun.
ORIGIN Latin declarare, from clarare 'make clear' .

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