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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Grenville seized the opportunity to declaim on the repeal of the stamp act. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]