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To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
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  1. To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
  2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
  3. To state or express positively; affirm:
To declare one's candidacy:
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  1. To declare one's candidacy:
  2. To say or tell
  3. To declare publicly; give notice of formally; proclaim
To say or declare officially, solemnly, or with ceremony
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  1. To say or declare officially, solemnly, or with ceremony
  2. To say clearly, correctly, or in a given manner:
  3. To say words; speak.
To announce officially and publicly; declare:
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  1. To announce officially and publicly; declare:
  2. To show to be
  3. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
To issue a publication.
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  1. To issue a publication.
  2. To issue the written work or works of (a particular author)
  3. To prepare and issue (a book, music, or other material) for public distribution, especially for sale.
To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
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  1. To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
  2. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
  3. To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
To give an account of (a story, etc.) in speech or writing
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  1. To give an account of (a story, etc.) in speech or writing
  2. To inform (someone) positively; assure:
  3. To express in words; utter; say
To express or present in a nonverbal way
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  1. To express or present in a nonverbal way
  2. To set forth in words; declare.
  3. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
For instance:
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  1. For instance:
  2. To state as a determination of fact:
  3. To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
To declare positively; assert to be true:
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  1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
  2. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
  3. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
To keep in existence; sustain:
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  1. To keep in existence; sustain:
  2. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  3. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
To affirm positively; declare:
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  1. To affirm positively; declare:
  2. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege.
  3. To declare to be true; state positively; affirm
To declare openly or admit frankly
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  1. To declare openly or admit frankly
  2. To acknowledge or claim (oneself) to be
  3. To state positively; declare:
(--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
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  1. (--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
  2. To supply or be evidence of:
  3. (Linguis.) To verify the existence of (a form believed to have occurred in a language)
To tell a court what pertinent information to a case one has, while under oath, and while the defendant is present.
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  1. To tell a court what pertinent information to a case one has, while under oath, and while the defendant is present.
  2. To give testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body:
  3. To state or affirm as testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body:
To judicially determine that a person is mentally or otherwise not competent.
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  1. To judicially determine that a person is mentally or otherwise not competent.
  2. To declare (a thing) true, accurate, certain, etc. by formal statement, often in writing; verify; attest
  3. To judicially determine that a group of individuals or entities meets the requirements to proceed with a class action. See also certification and decertify.
To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
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  1. To do or experience something again, especially to win a championship for a second time in a row.
  2. To do, experience, or produce again:
  3. To say over or through; recite (a poem, etc.)
To take and maintain a stand or make a firm demand
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  1. To take and maintain a stand or make a firm demand
  2. To assert or demand (something) firmly or persistently:
  3. To be resolute or firm in a demand or course:
To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
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  1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  2. To strive in combat; fight
  3. To hold to be a fact; assert
To cause to move forward:
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  1. To cause to move forward:
  2. To serve as an advance person for (a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary):
  3. To cause (a future event) to happen earlier
To assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
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  1. To assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
  2. To assert to be true; affirm:
  3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
To give evidence of; indicate:
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  1. To give evidence of; indicate:
  2. To put forth reasons for or against something:
  3. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
To show military power or preparedness
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  1. To show military power or preparedness
  2. To present by experiments, examples, or practical application; explain and illustrate:
  3. To show the operation or working of; specif., to show (a product) in use in an effort to sell it
To put forward for consideration; set forth.
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  1. To put forward for consideration; set forth.
To make widespread
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  1. To make widespread
  2. To make known the terms of (a new or proposed law or statute)
  3. To put (a law, for example) into effect by formal public announcement.
(Intransitive) To start.
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  1. (Intransitive) To start.
  2. (Intransitive) To begin a journey or expedition.
  3. To state; describe; give an account of.
To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
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  1. To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
  2. (Informal) To subject to physiological or mental stress or strain. Often used with out :
  3. A physiologic reaction by an organism to an uncomfortable or unfamiliar physical or psychological stimulus. Biological changes result from stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, including a heightened state of alertness, anxiety, increased heart rate, and sweating.
(--- Law) To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.
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  1. (--- Law) To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.
  2. To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to:
  3. To quote or refer to (a book or author, for example) as an authority or example in making an argument.
To give information laying blame or accusation upon another
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  1. To give information laying blame or accusation upon another
  2. (--- Obs.) To give form to
  3. To give knowledge of something to; tell; acquaint with a fact, etc.
To relate or tell, especially from personal experience:
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  1. To relate or tell, especially from personal experience:
  2. To give an account of, often at regular intervals; give information about (something seen, done, etc.); recount
  3. To present or return (something referred for study, action, etc.) with the conclusions reached or recommendations made
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
  3. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
(Idiomatic) To call up for consideration.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To call up for consideration.
  2. To make something happen earlier than originally planned.
To refer to (an authority, for example) in support or corroboration; cite.
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  1. To refer to (an authority, for example) in support or corroboration; cite.
  2. To constitute supporting evidence; give substantiation:
  3. In old English law, to call (a person) into court to give warranty of title
To acknowledge openly; avow
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  1. To acknowledge openly; avow
  2. To declare the truth of; assert; affirm
  3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
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  1. To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
  2. To appear as speaker, presenter or performer in a broadcast program
  3. To make known over a wide area:
To let air into or through; put where air can dry, cool, freshen, etc.
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  1. To let air into or through; put where air can dry, cool, freshen, etc.
  2. To become aired, dried, cooled, etc.
  3. The colorless, odorless, tasteless mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth. Air consists of about 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen, with the remaining part made up mainly of argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium, methane, and krypton in decreasing order of volume. Air also contains varying amounts of water vapor, particulate matter such as dust and soot, and chemical pollutants.
To admit to be true or as stated; confess
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  1. To admit to be true or as stated; confess
  2. (Law) To admit or affirm as genuine; certify in legal form
  3. To state that one has received (a letter, gift, favor, payment, etc.)
To affirm or assert again.
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  1. To affirm or assert again.
To restore the confidence of
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  1. To restore the confidence of
  2. To assure again:
  3. To restore confidence to:
To pronounce words; speak aloud.
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  1. To pronounce words; speak aloud.
  2. To state definitely; express in a systematic way
  3. To state or set forth precisely or systematically:
To take the vows of a religious order or congregation.
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  1. To take the vows of a religious order or congregation.
  2. To receive into a religious order or congregation.
  3. To affirm openly; declare or claim:
To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to (something):
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  1. To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to (something):
  2. To state positively; affirm solemnly; assert
  3. (Law) To declare an objection and reservation of rights of (a claim being made) while taking an action that would otherwise imply consent or agreement.
To bring into view; uncover
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  1. To bring into view; uncover
  2. To reveal (dental plaque) as by applying a special coloring agent to the teeth
  3. To reveal; make known; esp., to expose (something secret or not generally known)
(Archaic) To proclaim publicly.
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  1. (Archaic) To proclaim publicly.
  2. To make known (something private or secret).
To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
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  1. To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
  2. To make known (something concealed or unknown):
  3. To cause to be seen; show:
To make known; tell; reveal
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  1. To make known; tell; reveal
  2. To grant a share of; bestow:
  3. To give a share or portion of
To inform positively, as to remove doubt:
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  1. To inform positively, as to remove doubt:
  2. To give confidence to; reassure.
  3. To give confidence to; reassure
To declare or affirm solemnly by invoking a deity or a sacred person or thing:
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  1. To declare or affirm solemnly by invoking a deity or a sacred person or thing:
  2. (Law) To give evidence under oath
  3. To use profane or obscene language; curse
To present or refer to others for decision, consideration, etc.
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  1. To present or refer to others for decision, consideration, etc.
  2. To subject to a condition or process:
  3. To yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort
To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
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  1. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  2. To stop the movement or progress of:
  3. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
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  1. To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
  2. (Informal) To state with confidence; affirm emphatically
  3. To justify; to give grounds for.
To admit a fault or crime; acknowledge one's guilt
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  1. To admit a fault or crime; acknowledge one's guilt
  2. To hear the confession of (a person)
  3. (Eccles.) To tell (one's sins) to God, esp. in public worship service or in private
To make known (something concealed or unknown):
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  1. To make known (something concealed or unknown):
  2. To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
  3. To cause to be seen; show:
(Law) To commit oneself by oath to giving evidence or testimony that is truthful.
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  1. (Law) To commit oneself by oath to giving evidence or testimony that is truthful.
  2. To use profane or obscene language; curse
  3. To declare solemnly in the name of God or of something held sacred
To appear to the senses; show itself
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  1. To appear to the senses; show itself
  2. To enter in a ship's manifest
  3. To become manifest; be revealed:
To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover.
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  1. To expose to view, as by removing a cover; uncover.
  2. To reveal; make known; esp., to expose (something secret or not generally known)
  3. To reveal (dental plaque) as by applying a special coloring agent to the teeth
To describe or present in words; set forth:
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  1. To describe or present in words; set forth:
  2. To speak and act for by duly conferred authority, as an ambassador for a country or a legislator for constituents
  3. To present in words; describe, state, or set forth
To serve as a channel or medium for; transmit
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  1. To serve as a channel or medium for; transmit
  2. (Law) To transfer ownership of or title to.
  3. To transfer, as property or title to property, from one person to another
To express briefly or generally
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  1. To express briefly or generally
  2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
  3. To state or express briefly:
To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
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  1. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
  2. To set forth in words; declare.
  3. To express or present in a nonverbal way
To identify by the right name
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  1. To identify by the right name
  2. To give a name to:
  3. To designate, mention, or refer to by name
(Chiefly Brit.) To give notice of; announce; make known
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  1. (Chiefly Brit.) To give notice of; announce; make known
  2. To give (someone) notice of (something).
  3. To give notice to; inform:
To tell about or praise (a product, service, etc.) publicly, as through newspapers, handbills, radio, television, etc., so as to make people want to buy it
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  1. To tell about or praise (a product, service, etc.) publicly, as through newspapers, handbills, radio, television, etc., so as to make people want to buy it
  2. To call the public's attention to things for sale or rent, help wanted, etc., as by printed or broadcast notices; sponsor advertisements
  3. To provide public information about (a product, service etc.) in order to attract public awareness and increase sales. [from 19th c.]
To serve as a radio or television announcer
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  1. To serve as a radio or television announcer
  2. To declare publicly; give notice of formally; proclaim
  3. To proclaim the presence or arrival of:
To announce; proclaim:
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  1. To announce; proclaim:
To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
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  1. To transmit a message or signal via radio waves or electronic means
  2. To transmit programs by radio, television, or the Internet
  3. To communicate or transmit (a signal, a message, or content, such as audio or video programming) to numerous recipients simultaneously over a communication network:
To announce officially and publicly; declare:
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  1. To announce officially and publicly; declare:
  2. To show to be
  3. To announce officially; announce to be
To make widespread
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  1. To make widespread
  2. To make known the terms of (a new or proposed law or statute)
  3. To put (a law, for example) into effect by formal public announcement.
To issue a publication.
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  1. To issue a publication.
  2. To write books, scholarly papers, etc. that are published
  3. To issue a book, newspaper, software, recorded music, etc. in an electronic form, as on a CD-ROM or on the Internet
To declare positively; assert to be true:
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  1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
  2. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
  3. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
(Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
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  1. (Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
  2. To assert to be true; affirm:
  3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
To put forth reasons for or against something:
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  1. To put forth reasons for or against something:
  2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
  3. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
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  1. To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
  2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
  3. To state or express positively; affirm:
To affirm positively; declare:
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  1. To affirm positively; declare:
  2. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege.
  3. To declare to be true; state positively; affirm
To acknowledge openly; avow
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  1. To acknowledge openly; avow
  2. To declare the truth of; assert; affirm
  3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
To declare openly or admit frankly
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  1. To declare openly or admit frankly
  2. To acknowledge or claim (oneself) to be
  3. To state positively; declare:
To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
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  1. To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
  2. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
  3. To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
To strive in combat; fight
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  1. To strive in combat; fight
  2. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  3. To hold to be a fact; assert
To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
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  1. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  2. To stop the movement or progress of:
  3. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
To declare to be true; affirm:
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  1. To declare to be true; affirm:
  2. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  3. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
For instance:
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  1. For instance:
  2. To state as a determination of fact:
  3. To express in words; state; declare; tell
To express or present in a nonverbal way
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  1. To express or present in a nonverbal way
  2. To set forth in words; declare.
  3. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
(Music) To play or sing (a note, passage, etc.) in a particular, usually the indicated, manner
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  1. (Music) To play or sing (a note, passage, etc.) in a particular, usually the indicated, manner
  2. To convert (a student's credits at one school) to credits at another school by comparing the curricula.
  3. To fit together into a coherent whole; unify:
To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit:
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  1. To spread (a disease, for example) to others; transmit:
  2. To be connected, one with another:
  3. To give or exchange information, signals, or messages in any way, as by talk, gestures, or writing
(Obs.) To take away secretly
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  1. (Obs.) To take away secretly
  2. To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will. To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will.
  3. To take from one place to another; transport; carry
To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
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  1. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
  2. To get by pressure; elicit by force; extort
  3. To put into words; represent by language; state
To state as a determination of fact:
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  1. To state as a determination of fact:
  2. For instance:
  3. To express in words; state; declare; tell
To express or present in a nonverbal way
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  1. To express or present in a nonverbal way
  2. To set forth in words; declare.
  3. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
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  1. To speak or know how to speak (a language or a language variety):
  2. To put into a specified condition, state of mind, etc. by talking
  3. To cause (someone) to be in a certain state or to do something by talking:
To give a detailed account of; narrate:
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  1. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  2. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
  3. To express in words; utter; say
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  1. To say
  2. V. To use a forged check or instrument; to put it into circulation, as opposed to just creating the forged document.
  3. To produce, speak, or express audibly (speech sounds, syllables, words, thoughts, etc.)
To express (one's thoughts or feelings, for example), especially forcefully.
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  1. To express (one's thoughts or feelings, for example), especially forcefully.
  2. To vent one's feelings or opinions:
  3. To give release or expression to one's thoughts or feelings
To express oneself in words.
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  1. To express oneself in words.
  2. To change (a noun, etc.) into a verb
  3. To use words to express or communicate meaning
(Music) To sing without using words.
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  1. (Music) To sing without using words.
  2. (Of animals) To produce noises or calls from the throat.
  3. To give utterance to; express with the voice; speak or sing
To regulate the tone of (the pipes of an organ, for example).
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  1. To regulate the tone of (the pipes of an organ, for example).
  2. To provide the voice for (a cartoon character or show, for example):
  3. To give expression to; utter:

Synonym Study

  • Proclaim implies official, formal announcement, made with the greatest possible publicity, of something of great moment or significance ``Proclaim liberty throughout all the land"" See also syn. study at assert.
  • To publish is to make known through a medium that reaches the general public, now esp. the medium of printing
  • To announce is to make something of interest known publicly or officially, esp. something of the nature of news to announce a sale
  • Declare implies making something known openly by an explicit or clear statement, often one expressed formally he declared his intention to run for office
Find another word for declare. In this page you can discover 120 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for declare, like: assert, announce, pronounce, proclaim, publish, claim, tell, state, say, affirm and maintain.