(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To speak formally or emphatically]
Syn. assert, announce, pronounce, proclaim, publish, claim, tell, state, say, affirm, maintain, aver, avow, attest, testify, certify, repeat, insist, contend, advance, allege, argue, demonstrate, propound, promulgate, issue a statement, put forward, set forth, stress, cite, inform, report, be positive, utter with conviction, advocate, bring forward, vouch, avouch, state emphatically, proclaim, broadcast, air, acknowledge, reaffirm, reassert, reassure, asseverate, enunciate, profess, maintain, protest, disclose, divulge, reveal, give out, impart, assure, swear, submit, hold, warrant*; see also report 1 , say .
Ant. hide*, equivocate, withhold.
2. [To admit to one's possessions]
Syn. make a statement, confess, reveal, swear, manifest, disclose, represent, convey, indicate, state, name, notify; see also list 1 .
Ant. deny*, contradict, conceal.
Syn.- declare implies making something known openly by an explicit or clear statement, often one expressed formally [ he declared his intention to run for office ] ; to announce is to make something of interest known publicly or officially, esp. something of the nature of news [ to announce a sale ] ; to publish is to make known through a medium that reaches the general public, now esp. the medium of printing; 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 Synonym Study at assert .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
state, assert, announce, communicate, utter, affirm, proclaim, attest, testify, profess, avow.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To bring to public notice or make known publicly: advertise, announce, annunciate, broadcast, proclaim, promulgate, publish. See KNOWLEDGE, WORDS. 2. To put into words positively and with conviction: affirm, allege, argue, assert, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, claim, contend, hold, maintain, say, state. Idiom: have it. See AFFIRM. 3. To put into words: articulate, communicate, convey, express, say, state, talk, tell, utter1, vent, verbalize, vocalize, voice. Idiom: give tongue (or vent or voice) to. See WORDS.

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