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DECLA'IM, v.i. [L. to cry out.]



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DECLA'IM, v.i. [L. to cry out.]

DE-CLAIM', v.i. [L. declamo; de and clamo, to cry out. See Claim and Clamor.]

  1. To speak a set oration in public; to speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech, or oration; as, the students declaim twice a week.
  2. To harangue; to speak loudly or earnestly, to a public body or assembly, with a view to convince their minds or move their passions.

DE-CLAIM', v.t.

  1. To speak in public.
  2. To speak in favor of; to advocate. [Not in use.]

De*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.
  2. To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.
  3. 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.

  4. To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly.

    [Obs.] "Declaims his cause." South.
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Declaim

DECLA'IM, verb intransitive [Latin to cry out.]

1. To speak a set oration in public; to speak rhetorically; to make a formal speech, or oration; as, the students declaim twice a week.

2. To harangue; to speak loudly or earnestly, to a public body or assembly, with a view to convince their minds or move their passions.

DECLA'IM, verb transitive

1. To speak in public.

2. To speak in favor of; to advocate.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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OMNIPAR'ITY, n. [L. omnis, all, and par, equal.] General equality.

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