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declaim

verb [I or T] uk   /dɪˈkleɪm/ formal us  
to express something with strong feeling, especially in a loud voice or with forceful language: [+ speech] "The end of the world is at hand!" the poster declaimed. She declaimed against the evils of capitalism.
Translations of “declaim”
in Spanish declamar…
in French déclamer…
in German wettern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 朗誦, (尤指)大聲宣佈,慷慨激昂地聲稱…
in Chinese (Simplified) 朗诵, (尤指)大声宣布,慷慨激昂地声称…
(Definition of declaim from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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