To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
To make a declaration, or an open and explicit avowal; to proclaim one's self; -- often with for or against; as, victory declares against the allies.
Declared games are games in which you must declare the value of your hand in order to claim the pot. A typical example is a high-low split game in which you must declare before showdown whether you are claiming the high, low, or both pots (typically if you declare both you must win both in order to claim either). Declare games are played almost exclusively in home games. In most if not all cardrooms, cards speak.
In games of high/low poker, to declare one's hand as high or low or both ways.
Authorize payment of a dividend to shareholders.
authorize payments of; "declare dividends"
To authorise payment of a dividend on a specified date.
The Board of Directors motion to authorize dividend payments.
To make clear; to free from obscurity.
To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
"to solemnly assert a fact before witnesses. To make known, manifest, or clear."