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Declare – Thoroughly Make Clear

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Yesterday had been a rough day on some fronts and as I was just falling off to sleep, I was awakened.

“Declare, declare, declare.”

What?

“Declare!”

My attention was being caught and my sleep was eradicated. A download of heaven was happening.

I grabbed my phone and began to research.

de·clare
diˈkler/
verb

verb: declare; 3rd person present: declares; past tense: declared; past participle: declared; gerund or present participle: declaring

Do you see that “3rd person”? My attention was being caught rapidly. I had worked out in my mind what I thought I was hearing, before I decided to grab the phone. 3rd person…

Say something in a solemn and emphatic manner.
“he declared that he never revises his prose”
synonyms: proclaim, announce, state, reveal, air, voice, articulate, express, vent, set forth, publicize, broadcast;

Informal come out with, shout from the rooftops
“she declared her political principles”

formally announce the beginning of (a state or condition).
“Spain declared war on Britain in 1796”

synonyms: assert, maintain, state, affirm, contend, argue, insist, hold, profess, claim, avow, swear; formal aver
“he declared that they were guilty”

pronounce or assert (a person or thing) to be something specified.
“the mansion was declared a fire hazard”

synonyms: show to be, reveal as, confirm as, prove to be, attest to someone’s being
“his speech declared him to be a gentleman”

openly align oneself for or against (a party or position) in a dispute.
“Mr. Roosevelt had declared for “a new deal.””

announce oneself as a candidate for an election.
“he declared last April”

reveal one’s intentions or identity.
archaic
express feelings of love to someone.
“she waited in vain for him to declare himself”

Origin

Middle English: from Latin declarare, from de- ‘thoroughly’ + clarare ‘make clear’ (from clarus ‘clear’).

I heard before I even grabbed my phone. “Add light. Clarify, make clear.” Not just clear, BUT thoroughly clear.

I have always believed that what you say is important. After last night I believe it more than ever. Is it possible declarations of the negative kind are making the atmosphere negative? That positive ones add light and life?

I know I will have more on this but I would be interested in how this might affect you.