declare war

declare war
declare war
1. (with on or against) to announce formally that one is about to begin hostilities
2. To set oneself to get rid of (figurative)
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declare war
: to officially decide to fight or go to war

Congress has the power to declare war on/against other countries.

— often used figuratively

The state has declared war on illiteracy.

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declare war — see declare
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