verb (used without object)
to speak aloud in an oratorical manner; make a formal speech:
Brutus declaimed from the steps of the Roman senate building.
to inveigh (usually followed by against):
He declaimed against the high rents in slums.
to speak or write for oratorical effect, as without sincerity or sound argument.
verb (used with object)
to utter aloud in an oratorical manner:
to declaim a speech.
to make (a speech, statement, etc) loudly and in a rhetorical manner
to speak lines from (a play, poem, etc) with studied eloquence; recite
(intransitive) foll by against. to protest (against) loudly and publicly
adjective 1. pertaining to or characterized by declamation. 2. merely oratorical or rhetorical; stilted: a pompous, declamatory manner of speech. adjective 1. relating to or having the characteristics of a declamation 2. merely rhetorical; empty and bombastic
verb (used with object), declared, declaring. 1. to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms: to declare one’s position in a controversy. 2. to announce officially; proclaim: to declare a state of emergency; to declare a winner. 3. to state emphatically: He declared that the allegation was a lie. 4. to […]
adjective 1. serving to declare, make known, or explain: a declarative statement. adjective 1. making or having the nature of a declaration
adjective 1. publicly avowed or professed; self-confessed: a declared liberal. adjective 1. not announced or acknowledged publicly