Declare vs. announce

ESL/EFL Test [color=blue]“Planning a Business”, question 8

Her next task was to have a meeting with the bank manager to that she had a secure enough plan to warrant a loan.

(a) declare
(b) demonstrate
© state
(d) announce

ESL/EFL Test [color=blue]“Planning a Business”, answer 8

Her next task was to have a meeting with the bank manager to demonstrate that she had a secure enough plan to warrant a loan.

Correct answer: (b) demonstrate
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why is declare wrong?
thanks

Hi ivy,

In this sentence she has to show (demonstrate) or prove. The verb declare simply means say or state and that is not the sense here.

Alan