Definition of declaim verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

declaim

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈkleɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkleɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they declaim
BrE BrE//dɪˈkleɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkleɪm//
 
he / she / it declaims
BrE BrE//dɪˈkleɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkleɪmz//
 
past simple declaimed
BrE BrE//dɪˈkleɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkleɪmd//
 
past participle declaimed
BrE BrE//dɪˈkleɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkleɪmd//
 
-ing form declaiming
BrE BrE//dɪˈkleɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈkleɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] declaim (against) something | declaim that… | + speech (formal) to say something loudly; to speak loudly and with force about something you feel strongly about, especially in public She declaimed the famous opening speech of the play. He declaimed against the evils of alcohol. Word Origin late Middle English: from French déclamer or Latin declamare, from de- (expressing thoroughness) + clamare ‘to shout’.
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