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speech·i·fy

 (spē′chə-fī′)
intr.v. speech·i·fied, speech·i·fy·ing, speech·i·fies
To give a speech: "In Washington, cabinet secretaries pose and speechify" (Jonathan Alter).

speech′i·fi′er n.
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speechify

(ˈspiːtʃɪˌfaɪ)
vb (intr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to make a speech or speeches
2. to talk pompously and boringly
ˌspeechifiˈcation n
ˈspeechiˌfier n
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speech•i•fy

(ˈspi tʃəˌfaɪ)

v.i. -fied, -fy•ing.
to make a speech.
[1715–25]
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speechify


Past participle: speechified
Gerund: speechifying

Imperative
speechify
speechify
Present
I speechify
you speechify
he/she/it speechifies
we speechify
you speechify
they speechify
Preterite
I speechified
you speechified
he/she/it speechified
we speechified
you speechified
they speechified
Present Continuous
I am speechifying
you are speechifying
he/she/it is speechifying
we are speechifying
you are speechifying
they are speechifying
Present Perfect
I have speechified
you have speechified
he/she/it has speechified
we have speechified
you have speechified
they have speechified
Past Continuous
I was speechifying
you were speechifying
he/she/it was speechifying
we were speechifying
you were speechifying
they were speechifying
Past Perfect
I had speechified
you had speechified
he/she/it had speechified
we had speechified
you had speechified
they had speechified
Future
I will speechify
you will speechify
he/she/it will speechify
we will speechify
you will speechify
they will speechify
Future Perfect
I will have speechified
you will have speechified
he/she/it will have speechified
we will have speechified
you will have speechified
they will have speechified
Future Continuous
I will be speechifying
you will be speechifying
he/she/it will be speechifying
we will be speechifying
you will be speechifying
they will be speechifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been speechifying
you have been speechifying
he/she/it has been speechifying
we have been speechifying
you have been speechifying
they have been speechifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been speechifying
you will have been speechifying
he/she/it will have been speechifying
we will have been speechifying
you will have been speechifying
they will have been speechifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been speechifying
you had been speechifying
he/she/it had been speechifying
we had been speechifying
you had been speechifying
they had been speechifying
Conditional
I would speechify
you would speechify
he/she/it would speechify
we would speechify
you would speechify
they would speechify
Past Conditional
I would have speechified
you would have speechified
he/she/it would have speechified
we would have speechified
you would have speechified
they would have speechified
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.speechify - make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality; "These ministers speechify on every occasion"
deliver, present - deliver (a speech, oration, or idea); "The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
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Translations

speechify

[ˈspiːtʃɪfaɪ] VI (pej) → disertar prolijamente, perorar
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speechify

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speechify

[ˈspiːtʃɪˌfaɪ] vi (pej) to speechify (about)sproloquiare (su)
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Wordsquare: SPEECHIFY cheesy, chef, chief, epic, espy, eyes, fiche, ices, piece, pieces, psyche, seep, sheep, spec, specie, specify, speech, spice.
There was even a stage where people could get up and recite poetry or simply speechify.
The tactics included time wasters (never allow shortcuts to expedite decisions, speechify whenever possible and illustrate your points with long anecdotes), efficiency corrupters (bring up irrelevant issues as often as possible and haggle over the wording of communications) and other techniques to stymie productivity.
Realising that the opening of the three- day Renge Art Walk at the DLF Promenade was not the usual wine and cheese affair, and that the 40 artists were talented but not famous, the actress chose not to speechify but instead mingled with those whose works were on display.
But not before a lot of predictable contrivances, including a trial scene that allows the two leads to speechify points the film has already made glaringly obvious.
He used to speechify about how hard he'd always worked.
In March, national leaders assembled in Nanjing, China, to speechify on exchange and interest rates.
WHY do we celebrate--or mourn, or speechify about, or otherwise mark--anniversaries that happen to end in zero?
And with the addition of ScanSoft's Speechify, OmniVox now supports two text-to-speech technologies from ScanSoft, giving greater options to developers worldwide.
-- Expanded support for speech technologies: Latest SpeechWorks products from ScanSoft, including OpenSpeech Recognizer 3.0 and Speechify 3.0; IBM Speech Technologies, Rhetorical rVoice 4.1, and LumenVox SRE.
So despite the ever-gamely kind words about Fidel Castro, who as an old man can still speechify for hours on end, a kind of awful metaphor for the longevity of what not even the most generous observer can deny is his dictatorship, Cuba is still at risk for appropriation by greater powers, even if by goodly well-wishers who unconsciously project their own foiled dreams of a kinder, gentler world onto its underdeveloped landscape of crumbling buildings and poor and dispirited, and yet proud, populace.