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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.
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declare an/(one's) interest

To state one's financial interests in something. Oh, he was sure to declare his interest before we prepared his contract.
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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.
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declare an (or your) interest

make known your financial interests in an undertaking before it is discussed.
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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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In faculty of management and administrative sciences, 273 students appeared in which 97 were declared successful and passing percentage remained 35.
212 students appeared in faculty of pharmacy in which 96 were declared as successful and passing percentage remained 45 percent.
The ECP has set up 1076 polling stations in Khanewal out of which 290 have been declared sensitive and 55 highly sensitive.
In Toba Tek Singh, out of 1087 polling stations 269 have been declared sensitive and 50 highly sensitive.
In Mandi Bahauddin district, 554 polling stations have been set up with 219 declared sensitive and 34 highly sensitive.
3689 per share representing the dividend payment originally due November 15, 2006, was declared on the outstanding Series C Preferred Stock, payable February 15, 2007, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 5, 2007.
3125 per share representing the dividend payment due February 15, 2007, was declared on the outstanding Series C Preferred Stock, payable February 15, 2007, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 5, 2007.
The Board has also declared a dividend of $8,500 per share and $9,000 per share on its 6.
van der Heijden as member of the Management Board, subject to the Offer being declared unconditional;
the authorization of the Management Board to re-purchase the priority share held by the Stichting Prioriteit Airspray, subject to the Offer being declared unconditional; and
1375 per share on the issued and outstanding 5 1/2% cumulative redeemable first preference share series A of the Company for the quarter ending April 30th, 2006, be and is hereby declared payable May 1st, 2006, to the series A first preference shareholders of record at the close of business on April 13th, 2006;
13125 per share on the issued and outstanding 5 1/4% cumulative redeemable first preference share series B of the Company for the quarter ending April 30th, 2006, be and is hereby declared payable May 1st, 2006, to the series B first preference shareholders of record at the close of business on April 13th, 2006;
The special dividend is being declared in order to reduce the potential for any excise tax that might be incurred by the Company under REIT tax rules.
NYSE:SOR), today declared a regular quarterly distribution of $1 a common share, payable Dec.
CALGARY, Alberta -- As announced today in TransCanada's Third Quarter 2005 Report to Shareholders, the Board of Directors of TransCanada Corporation (TSX: TRP) (NYSE: TRP) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.