declare verb

ADV. virtually He has virtually declared war on the right-wingers in his party. | immediately, promptly Martial law was immediately declared. | formally, officially | openly, publicly | grandly, proudly She proudly declared that she had once been introduced to the Queen. | loudly | boldly, confidently, firmly, roundly, stoutly | brightly ‘I'm as fresh as a daisy,’ he declared brightly. | solemnly | unanimously | unilaterally The communists had unilaterally declared a ceasefire. | hereby (law or formal) We, the people of Indonesia, hereby declare Indonesia's independence.

PREP. to He declared his true feelings to her.