speak rhetorically


speak rhetorically
index declaim

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  • declaim — verb Etymology: Middle English declamen, from Latin declamare, from de + clamare to cry out; akin to Latin calare to call more at low Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. to speak rhetorically; specifically to recite something as an …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • declaim — I verb address, deliver oratorically, descant, dilate, discourse, dissertate, expand, expatiate, expound, give a formal speech, harangue, hold forth, lecture, make a speech, orate, perorate, preach, prelect, proclaim, rant, recite, rhetorize,… …   Law dictionary

  • Declaim — De*claim (d[ e]*kl[=a]m ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Declaimed} (d[ e]*kl[=a]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Declaiming}.] [L. declamare; de + clamare to cry out: cf. F. d[ e]clamer. See {Claim}.] 1. To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or oration;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaimed — Declaim De*claim (d[ e]*kl[=a]m ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Declaimed} (d[ e]*kl[=a]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Declaiming}.] [L. declamare; de + clamare to cry out: cf. F. d[ e]clamer. See {Claim}.] 1. To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaiming — Declaim De*claim (d[ e]*kl[=a]m ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Declaimed} (d[ e]*kl[=a]md ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Declaiming}.] [L. declamare; de + clamare to cry out: cf. F. d[ e]clamer. See {Claim}.] 1. To speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declaim — de·claim || dɪ kleɪm v. speak rhetorically, harangue; recite, make a formal speech …   English contemporary dictionary

  • declaimed — de·claim || dɪ kleɪm v. speak rhetorically, harangue; recite, make a formal speech …   English contemporary dictionary

  • declaiming — de·claim || dɪ kleɪm v. speak rhetorically, harangue; recite, make a formal speech …   English contemporary dictionary

  • declaims — de·claim || dɪ kleɪm v. speak rhetorically, harangue; recite, make a formal speech …   English contemporary dictionary

  • declaim — v. n. 1. Harangue, speak (rhetorically), mouth, rant, spout (colloq.). 2. Recite a speech, practise speaking …   New dictionary of synonyms


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