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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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Previously, only mentris besar and state executive councillors were obliged to declare their assets in Perak.
As a minister in the Home Office at Westminster, the former MP also made police officers who were members declare, although this law was later challenged and overruled.
November 1: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
Assembly rules say he is obliged to declare only money-making interests.
But even if someone can negotiate the means test and declare bankruptcy, there are other nettlesome requirements sprinkled throughout the legislation.
President Rodrigo Duterte will not declare a holiday ceasefire with the communist rebels a week before Christmas, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said Tuesday.
Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi today reiterated that he has no assets to declare to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
'The board has given a clear go ahead to declare these properties as heritage properties and after fulfilling other legalities WCLA would declare them as Heritage Properties.
It has been learnt that initially 16 buildings out of the total 247 are being taken up for declaration as heritage properties and the HCB would meet fortnightly to assess and declare more constructions as heritage.
Imam has already written the assembly informing it of his defection citing the crisis in the APC, while the state chairman of APC, Abdullahi Bello, also wrote the house to declare the seat vacant since he was no longer a member of the ruling party.
According to him, the mandate to enforce the Code of Conduct is in the purview of heads of the various branches of government, and not the LACC.He says the reported gross refusal to declare their respective assets is in violation of the Code of Conduct and the acct that creates the LACC.
L'investissement declare dans le secteur des services a atteint, durant les neuf premiers mois de l'annee 2017, pres 1567, 5 MD, contre 1128, 1 MD, au cours de la meme periode de 2016, soit une augmentation de 39% alors que le nombre des projets declares et des postes d'emploi a creer se sont inscrits en baisse de 11,5% et de 4,1%.
Bulgaria's National Audit Office has named current and former Ministers and parliamentarians who have failed to fully declare their incomes or property deals.
Bets on which constituency will be the first to declare its result have virtually dried up because Sunderland is odds-on favourite to retain its crown.
"To declare war on terrorism would seem to me to have the wrong target.