declaim (v.) Look up declaim at Dictionary.com
late 14c., from Middle French déclamer and directly from Latin declamare "to practice public speaking, to bluster," from de- intensive prefix + clamare "to cry, shout" (from PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout"). At first in English spelled declame, but altered under influence of claim. Related: Declaimed; declaiming.