Definition of declare for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

declare for

 phrasal verb
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declare for somebody/something

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to say publicly that you support someone or something Thesaurusdeclarestate indicate announceThese words all mean to say something, usually firmly and clearly and often in public.declare (somewhat formal) to say something officially or publicly; to state something firmly and clearly:to declare war The painting was declared (to be) a forgery.state (somewhat formal) to formally write or say something, especially in a careful and clear way:He has already stated his intention to run for re-election.indicate (somewhat formal) to state something, sometimes in a way that is slightly indirect:During our meeting, he indicated his willingness to cooperate.announce to tell people officially about a decision or plans; to give information about something in a public place, especially through a loudspeaker; to say something in a loud and/or serious way:They haven't formally announced their engagement yet. Has our flight been announced yet?declare or announce?Declare is used more often for giving judgments;announce is used more often for giving facts:The painting was announced to be a forgery. They haven't formally declared their engagement yet.Patterns to declare/state/indicate/announce that… to declare/state/indicate/announce your intention to do something to declare/state/announce something formally/publicly/officially to declare/state/announce something firmly/confidently
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