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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·claim /dɪˈklem, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·claim v. i. [imp. & p. p. Declaimed p. pr. & vb. n. Declaiming.]
 1. 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.
 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.
    Grenville seized the opportunity to declaim on the repeal of the stamp act.   --Bancroft.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·claim v. t.
 1. To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.
 2. To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly. [Obs.] Declaims his cause.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: recite in elocution [syn: recite]
      2: speak against in an impassioned manner; "he declaimed
         against the wasteful ways of modern society" [syn: inveigh]