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Declare

To authorize or announce a dividend. A publicly-traded company that declares a dividend binds itself with an obligation to later pay that same dividend to shareholders. See also: Declaration date, Ex-dividend date.

declare

To authorize a dividend formally.
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The President had earlier said he could declare martial law if he wanted to, not on the basis of invasion or insurrection, but to preserve the country.
August 5: Montenegro declares war on Austria-Hungary.
Contrary to widespread misconception, the power to declare war is tantamount to the power to make war.
All news divisions contacted stressed that much care, consideration and analysis of data goes into deciding to declare the winner of any particular state's election.