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Definition of Declaim


  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.
  3. To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.
  4. To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly.

Declaim Translations

declaim in Dutch is declameren, voordragen
declaim in German is deklamieren, deklamatiere, vortragen
declaim in Italian is declamarg
declaim in Latin is pronuntio
declaim in Swedish is orera