declare (oneself) for (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But with just 17 days to a power-sharing deadline, Mr Paisley declared: "Sinn Fein are not entitled to be at the table until they declare themselves for democracy.