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declaim


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Declaim  \De*claim"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Declaimed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Declaiming}.]  [L.  declamare  de-  +  clamare  to  cry 
  out:  cf  F.  d['e]clamer.  See  {Claim}.] 
  1.  To  speak  rhetorically;  to  make  a  formal  speech  or  oration; 
  to  harangue;  specifically,  to  recite  a  speech,  poem,  etc., 
  in  public  as  a  rhetorical  exercise;  to  practice  public 
  speaking;  as  the  students  declaim  twice  a  week. 
 
  2.  To  speak  for  rhetorical  display;  to  speak  pompously, 
  noisily,  or  theatrically;  to  make  an  empty  speech;  to 
  rehearse  trite  arguments  in  debate;  to  rant. 
 
  Grenville  seized  the  opportunity  to  declaim  on  the 
  repeal  of  the  stamp  act  --Bancroft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Declaim  \De*claim"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  utter  in  public;  to  deliver  in  a  rhetorical  or  set 
  manner. 
 
  2.  To  defend  by  declamation;  to  advocate  loudly.  [Obs.] 
  ``Declaims  his  cause.''  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  declaim 
  v  :  recite  in  elocution  [syn:  {recite}] 




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