verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of declaim
Examples from the Web for declaim
It was demanded of psychologists that they declaim on all that screaming and its meaning.‘You’ve Got to Be Kidding’: Why Adults Dismissed The Beatles in 1964|Michael Tomasky|January 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's what is ongoing and visible, so it's the part that people get to judge and assess and gossip about and declaim on.
The word Qur’ān means recitation, coming from the root q-r-‘, which means primarily to recite or declaim and then to read.Mohammad Was Not a Womanizer, and Other Common Misconceptions About Islam Debunked|Olga M. Davidson|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Experts and negotiators will declaim over the bowl full of details in Obama's Thursday speech.
Yes, dissent is patriotic, as liberals love to declaim, but assent is an important part of patriotism too.
She could read and declaim, but spelling was quite beyond her, and her attempts at it made a titter through the room.A Little Girl in Old New York|Amanda Millie Douglas
Why should President Harding declaim against them so persistently?Behind the Mirrors|Clinton W. Gilbert
Perceiving how matters stood, the friar straight lifted up his hands, and continued to declaim in a still more fervent stile.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 2 (of 3)|James Hogg
Two students were selected to "declaim" the question and two to "argue" it.The Life of John Marshall (Volume 1 of 4)|Albert J. Beveridge
I am confident that it much resembles the place where Cicero sometimes went to declaim.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
British Dictionary definitions for declaim
Word Origin for declaim
Word Origin and History for declaim
late 14c., from Middle French déclamer and directly from Latin declamare "to practice public speaking, to bluster," from de- intensive prefix + clamare "to cry, shout" (see claim (v.)). At first in English spelled declame, but altered under influence of claim. Related: Declaimed; declaiming.