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v. de·claimed, de·claim·ing, de·claims
1. To deliver a formal recitation, especially as an exercise in rhetoric or elocution.
2. To speak loudly and vehemently; inveigh.
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.
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