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Definition of declaim:

  1. To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly.
  2. To speak for rhetorical display; to speak pompously, noisily, or theatrically; to make an empty speech; to rehearse trite arguments in debate; to rant.
  3. 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.
  4. To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.

Synonyms:

itemise, address, enumerate, chat, speak, announce, itemize, inveigh, harangue, narrate, utter, mouth, recount, pronounce, talk, declare, rail, retell, words, harangue, articulate, express, chatter, say, recite, rant, discourse, converse, rave, perorate, enunciate, tell, deliver.

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