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Declare, 1) to make known, to tell explicitly and openly: “that it shall please you to d. whether ever I did broach this business to your highness,” H8 II, 4, 145. “d. thine office,” Ant. III, 12, 10.
2) to explain, to unfold: “my scutcheon plain --s that I am Alisander,” LLL V, 2, 567. “I conjure thee that thou d. what incidency thou dost guess of harm is creeping toward me,” Wint. I, 2, 402. “to know his embassy, which I could with a ready guess d.” H5 I, 1, 96. “and now d., why didst thou say, of late thou wert despised,” H6A II, 5, 41. d. the cause my father lost “his head,” H6A II, 5, 41 “read, and d. the meaning,” Cymb. V, 5, 434.
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