recite in elocution
speak against in an impassioned manner
"he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society"
To object to something vociferously; to rail against in speech.
To recite, e.g., poetry, in a theatrical way.
Origin: From dēclāmō.
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
to speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously, noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant
to utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner
to defend by declamation; to advocate loudly
Origin: [L. declamare; de- + clamare to cry out: cf. F. dclamer. See Claim.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
de-klām′, v.i. to make a set or rhetorical speech: to harangue: to recite in public.—ns. Declaim′ant, Declaim′er.—p.adj. Declaim′ing.—ns. Declamā′tion, act of declaiming: a set speech in public: display in speaking.—adj. Declam′atory, of the nature of declamation: appealing to the passions: noisy and rhetorical merely. [L. declamāre—de, inten., clamāre, to cry out.]
The numerical value of declaim in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of declaim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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