There are two sentences below . I think both of them has same meaning . But i have some doubt about second one. Does it gives same meaning? if you say yes please explain.

The court declared that strike action was illegal.

The court made a declaration that strike action was illegal.

  • They're equivalent, so you might as well stick to the "simplest is best / less is more" principle and go with the first version. But note that in practice ruled would be far more likely than declared here. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Feb 8 '19 at 13:46

Broadly, they mean the same thing. There may be specialised situations or contexts in which they do not, but in general when one declares something, one is making a declaration. Absent special circumstances, they mean the same thing. Indeed, one might define to declare as to make a declaration.

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