declare


declare
declare 1 Declare, announce, publish, advertise, proclaim, promulgate, broadcast (and their corresponding nouns declaration, announcement, publication, advertisement, proclamation, promulgation, broadcasting) denote to make known (or a making known) openly or publicly.
To declare is to make known explicitly or plainly and usually in a formal manner
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if Lord Wolseley should declare his preference for a republic— Brownell

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the law . . . declares all such marriages absolutely null and void— Taney

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here the results of research are presented, here the progress of knowledge is declaredDe Voto

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To announce is to declare especially for the first time something presumed to be of interest or intended to satisfy curiosity
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announce a discovery

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announced his candidacy for the mayoralty

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announce a forthcoming book

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she could not live without announcing herself to him as his mother— Hardy

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To publish is to make public especially through the medium of print
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he was . . . exercising great self-denial, for he was longing to publish his prosperous love— Austen

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there were no newspapers to publish every mystery— Leland

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To advertise is to call public attention to by repeated or widely circulated statements. In its general sense it often connotes unpleasant publicity or extravagance in statement
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an issue which advertised me . . . throughout the Church as a supporter of heresy— William Lawrence

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deliberately advertising his willingness to make concessions— Time

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In its specific sense, as implying publicity for the sake of gaining patronage or support for an article of merchandise, it implies the use of communication media (as the press, the radio, handbills, or billboards); so used, it is devoid of unfavorable connotation
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advertise a new model of auto-mobile

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To proclaim is to announce orally, sometimes by means of other sound (as of a trumpet), and loudly in a public place; by extension, to give wide publicity to, often insistently, proudly, boldly, or defiantly
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a lie is as much a lie, when it is whispered, as when it is proclaimed at the market cross— Wollaston

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you proclaim in the face of Hellas that you are a Sophist— Jowett

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To promulgate is to make known to all concerned something that has binding force (as a law of the realm or a dogma of the church) or something for which adherents are sought (as a theory or doctrine)
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the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was promulgated in December 1854— Robertson

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that for the training of the young one subject is just as good as another ... is surely ... an amazing doctrine to promulgateGrandgent

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To broadcast is to make known (as by radio or television) in all directions over a large area
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the doctrine of missionary zeal . . . has been broadcast over Christendom— Isaac Taylor

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the largest... wireless station that can broadcast to the world— Daily Mail

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the book he has written to broadcast this conviction— Gordon Harrison

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Analogous words: *inform, apprise, acquaint, advise, notify: impart, *communicate: *reveal, disclose, discover, divulge
2 *assert, profess, affirm, aver, avouch, avow, protest, predicate, warrant
Analogous words: *express, voice, utter, vent, broach, air, ventilate
Contrasted words: *suppress, repress: *hide, conceal

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  • declare — [dē kler′, dikler′] vt. declared, declaring [ME declaren < OFr declarer < L declarare < de , intens. + clarare, to make clear < clarus, CLEAR] 1. to make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc. 2. to show or reveal 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Declare — De*clare , v. i. 1. To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one s self; often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies. [1913 Webster] Like fawning courtiers, for success they wait, And then come… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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… …   English terms dictionary


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