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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DE-CLARE

Why, I de-clare that it is Wil-lie, grown quite stout and strong!

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French declarer "explain, elucidate," or directly from Latin declarare "make clear, reveal, disclose, announce," from de- intensive prefix (see de-) + clarare "clarify," from clarus "clear" (see clear (adj.)). Related: Declared; declaring.