Definition for DE-CLARE'

DE-CLARE', v.i.

  1. To make a declaration; to proclaim or avow some opinion or resolution in favor or in opposition; to make known explicitly some determination; with for or against; as, the prince declared for the allies; the allied powers declared against France. Like fawning courtiers, for success they wait; / And then come smiling, and declare for fate. – Dryden.
  2. In law, to recite the causes of complaint against the defendant; as, the plaintif declares in debt or trespass.
  3. To show or manifest the issue or event; to decide in favor of; as, victory had not declared for either party.

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