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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.
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