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declaim

de·claim

declaim

 
pronunciation:
dih kleIm
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: declaimed, declaiming, declaims
definition 1: to speak in a formal manner; deliver a speech.
similar words:
discourse, speak, talk
definition 2: to denounce emphatically or dramatically in speech (usu. fol. by against).
He declaimed against the income tax laws.
similar words:
rail, rant
definition 3: to speak or write for rhetorical impact, without logic or sincerity.
similar words:
cant
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to deliver (a speech or the like) in a high-flown manner.
similar words:
spout
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derivation: declaimer (n.)
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