- say something in a solemn and emphatic manner；formally announce the beginning of (a state or condition)
verb: declare, 3rd person present: declares, gerund or present participle: declaring, past tense: declared, past participle: declared
- 1. say something in a solemn and emphatic manner the prime minister declared that the programme of austerity had paid off ‘I was under too much pressure,’ he declared 同義詞
- ▪ formally announce the beginning of (a state or condition) Spain declared war on Britain in 1796 同義詞
- ▪ pronounce or assert (a person or thing) to be something specified the mansion was declared a fire hazard 同義詞
- ▪ British openly align oneself for or against (a party or position) in a dispute the president had declared for denuclearization of Europe
- ▪ reveal one's intentions or identity a number of interested parties who can't declare themselves openly
- ▪ announce oneself as a candidate for an election he declared last April
- ▪ archaic express feelings of love to someone she waited in vain for him to declare himself
- 2. acknowledge possession of (taxable income or dutiable goods) if you have something to declare customs officers will tell you the duty payable
- 3. close an innings voluntarily before all the wickets have fallen Pakistan declared at 446 for four
- 4. announce that one holds (certain combinations of cards) in a card game.
- ▪ name (the trump suit) in a card game.