de·clare vt de·clared, de·clar·ing1: to make known formally, officially, or explicitlydeclaring who shall then act as President — U.S. Constitution amend. XX2 a: to make a full statement of (one's taxable property)didn't declare some of his incomeb: to state the value of (one's taxable or dutiable property)declared the diamond earrings3: to make payabledeclare dividendsde·clar·er n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
advance, affirm, announce, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avow, bruit, claim, come out, communicate, contend, declarare, disclose, divulge, enounce, enunciate, herald, inform, maintain, make a declaration, make a statement, make known, praedicare, predicate, proclaim, profess, profiteri, pronounce, put forward, reveal, say, set forth, state, tell, utter
associated concepts: declare a nullity, declare insolvent, declare null and void
adduce, admit (concede), allege, annunciate, assert, attest, avouch (avow), avow, bare, bear (adduce), betray (disclose), claim (maintain), comment, communicate, conclude (decide), confess, contend (maintain), convey (communicate), designate, determine, disclose, enact, enunciate, express, inform (betray), issue (publish), manifest, notify, observe (remark), pass (determine), phrase, pose (propound), posit, proclaim, profess (avow), promise (vow), promulgate, pronounce (speak), propose, publish, purport, relate (tell), remark, report (disclose), reveal, rule (decide), signify (inform), speak, swear, testify, utter, verify (swear), vouch
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.(1) To announce something formally, such as war; to make a pronouncement about the state of something, such as naming something a fire hazard.(2) In taxation, to admit to having received income; when going through customs upon entering a country, to admit to possessing goods on which duty is owed.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.