One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she loses no opportunity to declare her political principles’
proclaim, announce, make known, state, communicate, reveal, divulge, mention, talk about, raise, moot, air, bring into the open, voice, articulate, pronounce, express, vent, set forth, make public, publicize, disseminate, circulate, publish, broadcast, promulgate, trumpet, blazon
informal come out with, shout from the rooftops
literary noise abroad, blazon abroad
2‘he declared that the defendants were guilty’
assert, maintain, state, aver, affirm, contend, argue, insist, hold, profess, move, claim, allege, avow, vow, swear, attest, testify, certify
informal make out
technical depose, represent
3‘his speech and bearing declared him a gentleman’
show to be, reveal as, confirm as, prove to be, validate as, certify to someone's being, attest to someone's being
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