declaim definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to supply an official recitation, especially as a workout in rhetoric or elocution.
    • To talk loudly and vehemently; inveigh.
    • To talk rhetorically; to help make a formal message or oration; to harangue; particularly, to recite a speech, poem, etc., in public areas as a rhetorical workout; to train presenting and public speaking.
    • To talk for rhetorical display; to talk pompously, noisily, or theatrically; in order to make a clear address; to rehearse trite arguments in discussion; to rant.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To utter or recite with rhetorical result.
    • To utter in public places; to provide in a rhetorical or set manner.
    • to protect by declamation; to advocate loudly.
  • verb:
    • To object to one thing vociferously; to rail against in address.
    • To recite, e.g., poetry, in a theatrical means.
    • speak against in an impassioned fashion
    • recite in elocution
  • others:
    • To make an official speech or oration; harangue.
    • To talk or write for rhetorical effect; speak or write pompously or elaborately, without earnestness of purpose, sincerity, or sound argument; rant.
    • To repeat a select bit of prose or poetry in public areas, as an exercise in oratory or even display skill in elocution.
    • To utter or provide in public places in a rhetorical or oratorical fashion.
    • To talk as a workout in elocution: since, he declaimed Mark Antony's speech.
    • 3. To keep up or advocate oratorically.
    • To speak against; cry down; decry.

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