declaim




Use the verb declaim when someone is speaking very passionately against something, like when you declaim against having to be home by 8 p.m.

Declaim can also describe reciting words aloud for practice. If you’re learning a new language, you might declaim a sentence until it sounds clear and natural when you say it. Declaim was originally spelled declame, similar to the Latin word declamare, meaning “to practice public speaking,” but later became declaim as its other meaning came into greater use.

Definitions of declaim
  1. verb

    recite in elocution

    synonyms:
    recite
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    types:

    elocute

    declaim in an elocutionary manner
    perorate

    deliver an oration in grandiloquent style
    scan

    read metrically
    type of:

    do, execute, perform

    carry out or perform an action

  2. verb

    speak against in an impassioned manner

    “he
    declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society”
    synonyms:
    inveigh
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    type of:

    protest

    utter words of protest

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