• WordNet 3.6
    • adj declarative relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
    • adj declarative relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements "indicative mood"
    • n declarative a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Victoria era, red tulips were a declaration of love
    • a Declarative Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory. "Declarative laws.""The “vox populi,” so declarative on the same side."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1984, Ronald Reagan declared the month of July to be "National Ice Cream Month."
    • declarative Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; exhibiting or manifesting; declaratory; explanatory.
    • declarative As declared, set forth, or made known: in contrast to essential: as, the declarative glory of God.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: JELL-O was declared The "Official State Snack" of Utah in January 2001
    • adjs Declarative explanatory
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  • Mal Pancoast
    “You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare.”
  • Lewis Morris
    Lewis Morris
    “Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.”
  • Wilson Mizner
    “A fellow who is always declaring that he's no fool, usually has his suspicions.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “I have nothing to declare except my genius.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “Hatreds not vowed and concealed are to be feared more than those openly declared.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. declarativus, fr. declarare,: cf. F. déclaratif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. déclarer, from L. declarāre, -ātumde, wholly, clarus, clear.


In literature:

Each trick above 6 counts 2 points in a spade declaration, 4 in a club, 6 in a diamond, 8 in a heart, 12 in a no-trump declaration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
And so, when we declare our tenacious adherence to the Union, it is the Union of the Constitution.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
Gomez returned home much bruised, and on his deathbed declared to his friends that Lopez had killed him.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
I hope I shall one day have to work for my living, and I shall do it whether it is necessary or not, you'll see,' she declared.
"Sarah's School Friend" by May Baldwin
One boy declared, even before "Al-f-u-r-d" had moved a muscle, that he had already learned to swim.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
The declaration of the Government on July 13 (26) holds today, as it held then.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
It may defeat a measure which the cabinet advocates and declares to be of vital importance.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Tom fired the other musket, and declared that the bullet went through the shark's head.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
I declare they are quite charming; I could look at them for ever.
"Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen
She had, as she now declared to herself, settled the question of her future life.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Then spake the Savior, "Lo, I'm here,
My God, to do thy will;
Whate'er thy sacred books declare,
Thy servant shall fulfil.
"Psalm 40 Part 2" by Isaac Watts
Far as thy name is known,
The world declares thy praise;
Thy saints, O Lord, before thy throne,
Their songs of honor raise.
"Psalm 48 part 2" by Isaac Watts
God of my childhood and my youth,
The guide of all my days,
I have declared thy heav'nly truth,
And told thy wondrous ways.
"Psalm 71 part 3" by Isaac Watts
She could not sing, she could not fly,
Nor even walk, with grace,
And all the farmyard had declared
A puddle was her place.
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
Ephemeral, may Life declare
What quarry from the Lion runs,
And sway the inexorable suns
Where gape the abysses of his lair?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Until, until, she knows not where
Nor how, but once again she sees
Her dear ones, and may then declare
Upon her bended knees: --
"Ten Years After - Easter Sunday" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

It has been a few months now since the eruption at El Hierro in the Canary Islands was declared "over".
The California city of Stockton is making headlines as the largest US city to declare bankruptcy, but it is also dealing with a growing homicide rate that outpaces even Chicago.
Nd District US Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito declares victory for her seventh term in the United States House of Representatives Tuesday evening in Charlseton.
"Half of our songs are about getting fucked up, and the other half are about existential crises that make you question the nature of reality," declares Yawpers frontman Nate Cook.
Barber Declares Victory in Congressional District 2.
'Declaration of War' review: a baby's illness threatens a couple's carefree life.
Valerie Donzelli and Jeremie Elkaim in "Declaration of War".
For 20 years, Harlem Rep Charles Rangel has owned a beachfront villa in a sun-drenched Dominican Republic resort, yet has only sporadically declared income on the property in federal filings.
" The thuggish looking Obama wears a wife-beater shirt that declares: "No Job, No Gas, No House, No Food, No Problem.
"He's the best star actor there ever was in the movies," film critic Richard Schickel declared.
In this photo taken on Saturday, Nov 10, 2012, stickers with European Union and Catalan flags are seen for sale at street stall in Vic, a town declared by the city council a "free Catalan territory" in Spain.
10 West Tennessee Industrial Parks Declared Foreign Trade Zones.
The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) celebrates the anniversary of the formal declaration of eradication of Caulerpa taxifolia with a walk/run and community gathering at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Discovery Center each year.
It is with dismay and disappointment that we read the Jan 1 Style section's "The List," the latest installment of an annual compendium of what's "in" and what's "out," which declared peanut allergies to be "out.
Ripley declares it 'Edna Reid Kofoed Day' in honor of beloved educator.

In science:

Define a bond percolation measure on Zd by declaring the edge e to be open if Y (e) holds.
Spread-out percolation in R^d
Using an alternative procedure, one can avoid the distance matrix declaration.
An efficient algorithm to generate large random uncorrelated Euclidean distances: the random link model
This procedure consists to declare a vector of size N (mask ) rather than the N × N distance matrix and calculate only the distances related to a given point at each time step (for instance, to determine its nearest neighbors).
An efficient algorithm to generate large random uncorrelated Euclidean distances: the random link model
Thus, the coordinate matrix, via the mask, saves us from the distance matrix declaration.
An efficient algorithm to generate large random uncorrelated Euclidean distances: the random link model
But, keeping track of the symmetry restriction (Dij = Dj i ) imposes serious numerical difficulties so that the distance matrix must be declared.
An efficient algorithm to generate large random uncorrelated Euclidean distances: the random link model