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de·claim / diˈklām/ • v. utter or deliver words or a speech in a rhetorical or impassioned way, as if to an audience: [tr.] she declaimed her views | [intr.] declaiming from the pulpit. ∎  [intr.] (declaim against) forcefully protest against or criticize (something). DERIVATIVES: de·claim·er n. de·clam·a·to·ry / -ˈklaməˌtôrē/ adj.

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declaim XIV. — F. déclamer or L. dēclāmāre; see DE- 3 and CLAIM.
So declamation XV. declamatory XVI. — L.

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