declaim


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Related to declaim: irreclaimable, chronicled

de·claim

 (dĭ-klām′)
v. de·claimed, de·claim·ing, de·claims
v.intr.
1. To deliver a formal recitation, especially as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
2. To speak loudly and vehemently; inveigh.
v.tr.
To utter or recite with rhetorical effect.

[Middle English declamen, from Latin dēclāmāre : dē-, intensive pref.; see de- + clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

de·claim′er n.

declaim

(dɪˈkleɪm)
vb
1. (Rhetoric) to make (a speech, statement, etc) loudly and in a rhetorical manner
2. (Rhetoric) to speak lines from (a play, poem, etc) with studied eloquence; recite
3. (foll by: against) to protest (against) loudly and publicly
[C14: from Latin dēclāmāre, from clāmāre to call out]
deˈclaimer, deˈclaimant n

de•claim

(dɪˈkleɪm)

v.i.
1. to speak aloud rhetorically; make a formal speech.
2. to inveigh (usu. fol. by against).
3. to speak or write for oratorical effect.
v.t.
4. to recite or utter aloud in an oratorical manner.
[1350–1400; Middle English declamen < Latin dēclāmāre=dē- de- + clāmāre to cry, shout; see claim]
de•claim′er, n.

declaim


Past participle: declaimed
Gerund: declaiming

Imperative
declaim
declaim
Present
I declaim
you declaim
he/she/it declaims
we declaim
you declaim
they declaim
Preterite
I declaimed
you declaimed
he/she/it declaimed
we declaimed
you declaimed
they declaimed
Present Continuous
I am declaiming
you are declaiming
he/she/it is declaiming
we are declaiming
you are declaiming
they are declaiming
Present Perfect
I have declaimed
you have declaimed
he/she/it has declaimed
we have declaimed
you have declaimed
they have declaimed
Past Continuous
I was declaiming
you were declaiming
he/she/it was declaiming
we were declaiming
you were declaiming
they were declaiming
Past Perfect
I had declaimed
you had declaimed
he/she/it had declaimed
we had declaimed
you had declaimed
they had declaimed
Future
I will declaim
you will declaim
he/she/it will declaim
we will declaim
you will declaim
they will declaim
Future Perfect
I will have declaimed
you will have declaimed
he/she/it will have declaimed
we will have declaimed
you will have declaimed
they will have declaimed
Future Continuous
I will be declaiming
you will be declaiming
he/she/it will be declaiming
we will be declaiming
you will be declaiming
they will be declaiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been declaiming
you have been declaiming
he/she/it has been declaiming
we have been declaiming
you have been declaiming
they have been declaiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been declaiming
you will have been declaiming
he/she/it will have been declaiming
we will have been declaiming
you will have been declaiming
they will have been declaiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been declaiming
you had been declaiming
he/she/it had been declaiming
we had been declaiming
you had been declaiming
they had been declaiming
Conditional
I would declaim
you would declaim
he/she/it would declaim
we would declaim
you would declaim
they would declaim
Past Conditional
I would have declaimed
you would have declaimed
he/she/it would have declaimed
we would have declaimed
you would have declaimed
they would have declaimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.declaim - recite in elocution
elocute - declaim in an elocutionary manner; "The poet elocuted beautifully"
perorate - deliver an oration in grandiloquent style
scan - read metrically; "scan verses"
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"
2.declaim - speak against in an impassioned manner; "he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"
protest - utter words of protest

declaim

verb speak, lecture, proclaim, recite, rant, harangue, hold forth, spiel (informal), orate, perorate He used to declaim verse to us with immense energy.
declaim against something or someone protest against, attack, rail, denounce, decry, inveigh He declaimed against the injustice of his treatment.

declaim

verb
To speak in a loud, pompous, or prolonged manner:
Translations
يُلقي خِطابا بصورَةٍ دراميَّه
řečnit
deklamere
tala hátt og meî ákafa
rėžti kalbą
deklamētprotestētsvinīgi runāt
etkileyici şekilde konuşmak

declaim

[dɪˈkleɪm]
A. VIdeclamar
B. VTdeclamar

declaim

[dɪˈkleɪm]
vidéclamer
vtdéclamer

declaim

videklamieren; to declaim against somethinggegen etw wettern

declaim

[dɪˈkleɪm] videclamare

declaim

(diˈkleim) verb
to make (a speech) in an impressive and dramatic manner. She declaimed against immorality.
References in classic literature ?
Ingenious men may declaim with plausibility on any subject; but no human ingenuity can point out any other expedient to rescue us from the inconveniences and embarrassments naturally resulting from defective supplies of the public treasury.
Usually, he closed the case, and he was immensely effective as he would declaim, in his deep voice: "I submit, Your Honor, that the literature of the world does not afford a passage which states how the human voice can be electrically transmitted, previous to the patent of Mr.
Tom did declaim well, for he quite forgot himself, and delivered the stirring ballad with an energy that made Polly flush and tingle with admiration and delight, and quite electrified a second listener, who had heard all that went on, and watched the little scene from behind his newspaper.
At last you begin moving your lips and talking to yourself, and sometimes you wave one hand and declaim, and at last stand still in the middle of the road.
net, Helmy stood up to declaim that the final verdict confirmed the integrity of the judice system, not least because it did not stand to reason that anyone be prosecuted for a fictional role they played in a film project.
It is a deadly mission that begins innocuously as teenagers Luke and Tommy revolt against having to read The Last of the Mohicans, a novel they declaim as 'the most boring book in the world'.
It probably is in Italy" and goes on to declaim against loud music in pubs inhibiting conversation, stores playing Jingle Bells in October, personnel departments renamed Human Resources and TV game show presenters who clap themselves - "they look like seals".
On and on the animals declaim from Rooster to Lamb, until the Watch-Mouse squeaks an alarm that Farmer and Son are on their way in
He travels to Greece and Rhodes to learn rhetoric, learning to declaim against the ocean's roar.
What follows is a coup de theatre: the scripts ask them to do research about the writer's milieu and declaim to the class (i.
The fact that these politicians have absolutely no scruples (like Bob Barr defending marriage after repeatedly leaving his numerous wives by committing adultery, and perjuring himself under oath about it while trying to impeach the President for it, and attacking abortion as murder while paying for at least one wife to have an abortion, or crusading for morality while being caught licking whipped cream off a stripper's nipples) and yet declaim themselves our moral police is simply mind-boggling.
His international fame comes less from translations of his work--Wings of Summer is his first full-length book in English, apart from a hard-to-find Beijing Foreign Languages Press edition listed in his vita--than from worldwide poetry reading sessions in which he and his translator declaim his works in both Mandarin and English, by all accounts so passionately as to move the audience.