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declare (oneself) for someone or something

to state one's support of someone or something. Susan declared herself for Mary's candidacy. I have not yet declared for any particular policy. Todd declared himself for the candidacy of Mary Brown for mayor.
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declare (oneself) for someone or something

to state one's support of someone or something. Susan declared herself for Mary's candidacy. I have not yet declared for any particular policy. Todd declared himself for the candidacy of Mary Brown for mayor.
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declare war against someone or something

 and declare war on someone or something 
1. Lit. to formally announce that one will fight a war with someone or some country. A group of countries declared war against the aggressor.
2. . Fig. to announce a serious campaign against a type of person or a serious problem. The president declared war against crime and criminals. The pressure group declared war on waste.
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I declare (to goodness)!

Rur. What a surprise! I declare to goodness! You certainly have grown since I saw you. Tom: Jim and Sally are going to get married. Mary: Well, I declare!

I (do) declare!

Inf. I am surprised to hear that! (Old-fashioned.) Mary: I'm the new president of my sorority! Grandmother: I declare! That's very nice. A plane had landed right in the middle of the cornfield. The old farmer shook his head in disbelief. "I do declare!" he said over and over as he walked toward the plane.

declare war on

Also, declare war against. Announce one's intent to suppress or eradicate something or someone. For example, The police have declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood, or Several gangs have declared war against each other. This usage transfers the literal sense of the term, "to state formally one's intention to carry on hostilities against another power," to a somewhat smaller scale.
See also: declare, on, war

declare war

1. To state formally the intention to carry on armed hostilities against.
2. To state one's intent to suppress or eradicate: declared war on drug dealing in the neighborhood.
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As declarer had bid spades as well as hearts in the auction West was reluctant to discard a spade and threw the jack of clubs, knowing that partner held the king.
Declarer now cashed the top two hearts, removing North's exit cards and a throw in on diamonds saw North end played to concede a ruff and discard, the heart loser declarer appeared to have disappearing in the process.
Notre position nous a ete dictee par notre statut de club responsable, ce qui ne nous empeche pas de reclamer haut et fort l'application de la loi, l'article 66 en particulier et de declarer l'ASFAR vainqueur de ce match[beaucoup plus grand que], conclu la lettre concernant les incidents du week-end.
It is always satisfying to be in on a hand where the defence and declarer have alternative lines of play, depending on how each of the players play.
Et pour cause, apres les episodes de Din-Din le Camerounais, d'Akato le Togo-Beninois ou Benino-Togolais, Dembele le Malien, et l'Ivoirien Mosies, la direction du club devait bien retourner sa langue plus de sept fois avant de declarer qu'elle a trouve l'oiseau rare qui convient a son attaque.
Des milliers de vols ont ete annules et le trafic routier et ferroviaire a ete paralyse vendredi dans le nord-est des Etats-Unis, en raison d'un blizzard accompagne de fortes chutes de neige et de vents violents, qui ont conduit cinq Etats a declarer l'etat d'urgence.
000 menages issus de bidonvilles et de declarer 44 cites [beaucoup moins que]villes sans bidonvilles[beaucoup plus grand que] parmi les 85 citees retenues dans le programme.
Playing in six spades declarer showed how to make the contract without either red suit finesse.
Les parents des deux victimes s'etaient presentes auparavant a la brigade de la Gendarmerie nationale de Maghnia pour declarer l'enlevement de leurs fils et qu'un des ravisseurs de nationalite marocaine les a contactes par telephone leur exigeant une rancon de 3,8 millions de dinars pour leur liberation.
Grippee, Marion Bartoli a ete contrainte de declarer forfait pour la rencontre de Fed Cup qui opposera ce week-end, a Limoges, la France a l'Allemagne.
Les dernieres annonces des partenaires de l'Office national des hydrocarbures et des mines (ONHYM), Longreach, Serica et DVM International, necessiteraient des travaux d'evaluation plus approfondis avant de declarer toute decouverte economiquement exploitable, indique l'ONHYM dans un communique.
Six spades presented no difficulty, making all thirteen tricks when declarer played the ace of spades at trick two.
En effet, apres la defection du capitaine Rafik Halliche, c'est au tour du societaire du MO Bejaia, Zidane Mebarakou, de declarer forfait.
Le defenseur du Real Madrid RaphaE1/2l Varane, blesse, a du declarer forfait pour le match amical de l'equipe de France mercredi contre l'Allemagne et a ete remplace par le Montpellierain Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, a annonce avant-hier dimanche la federation francaise de football.
beaucoup moins que]Je suis un entraEneur heureux qui dispose d'une equipe homogene, forte et capable de s'imposer[beaucoup plus grand que], ne cesse de declarer Gerets, qui est la pour remporter la CAN 2012.