Definition for DE-CLARE'

DE-CLARE', v.t. [L. declaro; de and claro, to make clear; Ir. gluair, or gleair; W. eglur, clear, bright; egluraw, to make clear or plain, to manifest, to explain; Fr. declarer; Sp. declarar; It. dichiarare. See Clear and Glory. The sense is to open, to separate, or to spread.]

  1. To clear; to free from obscurity; to make plain. – Boyle. [In this literal sense, the word is no longer in use.]
  2. To make known; to tell explicitly; to manifest or communicate plainly to others by words. I will declare what he hath done for my soul. – Ps. lxvi.
  3. To make known; to show to the eye or to the understanding; to exhibit; to manifest by other means than words. The heavens declare the glory of God. – Ps. xix.
  4. To publish; to proclaim. Declare his glory among the heathen. – 1 Chron. xvi. Declaring the conversion of the Gentiles. – Acts xv.
  5. To assert; to affirm; as, he declares the story to be false. To declare one's self, to throw off reserve and avow one's opinion; to show openly what one thinks, or which side he espouses.

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