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declare (oneself) for (someone or something)

To pledge one's support to someone or something. A reflexive pronoun typically follows "declare." I declared myself for that candidate because I think she's the most qualified person for the job. Phil declared himself for that big construction project in our neighborhood because he's sick of driving five miles to the nearest store.
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declare war against (someone or something)

1. To officially announce the intention to fight against an enemy country or group in a war. We will have to declare war against the rebels if they advance over our border.
2. To announce the intention to vehemently oppose someone or something. This usage does not refer to physical fighting. The mayor has declared war on crime in our city and is bolstering our police force.
See also: declare, war

declare an/(one's) interest

To state financial interest in something. He was sure to declare his interest before we prepared his contract.
See also: declare, interest

declare war

1. To officially announce the intention to fight against an enemy country or group in a war. We will have to declare war if the rebels advance over our border.
2. To announce the intention to vehemently oppose someone or something. This usage does not refer to physical fighting. The mayor has declared war on crime in our city and is bolstering our police force.
See also: declare, war

declare war on (someone or something)

1. To officially announce the intention to fight against an enemy country or group in a war. We will have to declare war on the rebels if they advance over our border.
2. To announce the intention to vehemently oppose someone or something. This usage does not refer to physical fighting. The mayor has declared war on crime in our city and is bolstering our police force.
See also: declare, on, war

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.
See also: declare, war

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 an (or your) interest

make known your financial interests in an undertaking before it is discussed.
See also: declare, interest

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.
See also: declare, war
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In the highest bidder's team, the player who bid this suit first becomes the declarer, and the declarer's partner becomes the dummy.
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.
Ce qui a conduit les structures en charge du secteur a declarer la region du Kef, region sinistree a 95%.
Je vais œuvrer dans le sens d'etre a la hauteur de la confiance placee en ma personne [beaucoup plus grand que], devait declarer l'ancien selectionneur national dont la mission principale, apprend-on encore, est de jouer la carte de l'accession.
La chargee de la communication a la Cour des comptes a demande a tous les ministres du gouvernement de Mehdi Jomaa de declarer leurs biens alors que le delai legal fixe a cet effet a expire le 28 fevrier.
2, a ete contrainte de declarer forfait a cause d'une blessure a la clavicule droite.
Looking at all four hands declarer seems to have a spade, heart and diamond loser.
Le site permet de declarer et de payer l'impot sur le revenu ainsi que la contribution conjoncturelle exceptionnelle a distance, et ce pour les contribuables ayant adhere au systeme de la tele-declaration et du telepaiement.
Selon la gendarmerie, un citoyen s'est presente a la brigade de la GN pour declarer que quatre individus ont enleve sa fille du camping en l'embarquant a bord d'un vehicule de marque Renault Laguna.
Le ministre a ajoute qu'il a ete, en outre, convenu, de definir differents engagements, notamment l'obligation pour tous les membres du gouvernement de declarer tous leurs biens lors de la prise de leurs fonctions et a la fin de leur mission, precisant que les lettres de mission de chaque ministre ont ete consignees conformement au programme de travail de chaque departement ministeriel.
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.
beaucoup moins que] Les temps sont venus de la declarer morte et d'oeuvrer a l'enterrer [beaucoup plus grand que], a-t-il ajoute
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.
L'attentat contre les forces de police de Mansoura, faisant 13 morts et plus de 100 blesses a ete l'occasion pour le premier ministre eyptien , Hazem Bablaoui, pour declarer l'organisation des freres musulmans organisation terroriste.
Mais nous aurons quand meme recours a des tests", avait pris soin de declarer Andoni Zubizarreta, le directeur sportif du club.