Speechify
Speechify Speech"i*fy, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Speechified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Speechifying}.] [Speech + -fy.] To make a speech; to harangue. [Used derisively or humorously.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , (humorous or contemptuous)


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  • speechify — ► VERB (speechifies, speechified) ▪ deliver a speech, especially in a tedious or pompous way. DERIVATIVES speechification noun speechifier noun …   English terms dictionary

  • speechify — [spē′chə fī΄] vi. speechified, speechifying to make a speech: used humorously or contemptuously speechifier n …   English World dictionary

  • speechify — verb a) To give a speech. Caleb was a powerful man and knew little of any fear except the fear of hurting others and the fear of having to speechify. b) To hold forth or harangue. They take their little enjoyments on little means and with little… …   Wiktionary

  • speechify — intransitive verb ( ified; ifying) Date: 1723 to make a speech …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • speechify — speechification, n. speechifier, n. /spee cheuh fuy /, v.i., speechified, speechifying. to make a speech or speeches; harangue. [1715 25; SPEECH + IFY] * * * …   Universalium

  • speechify — spee|chi|fy [ˈspi:tʃıfaı] v past tense and past participle speechified present participle speechifying third person singular speechifies [i]informal to make speeches in a way that makes you seem important used in order to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • speechify — verb (speechifies, speechifying, speechified) deliver a speech, especially in a tedious or pompous way. Derivatives speechification noun speechifier noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • speechify — v. n. Harangue, make a speech, hold forth (humorous or contemptuous) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • speechify — verb (I) informal to make speeches in order to seem important: speechifying about the dishonesty of politicians …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • speechify — speech·ify …   English syllables

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