Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To give a speech.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make a speech; harangue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb Used derisively or humorously. To make a speech; to harangue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb intransitive To give a speech; to hold forth, to pronounce at length.
  • verb transitive To make speeches to (someone); to address in a speech.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make speeches; hold forth, or harangue with a certain degree of formality

Etymologies

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From speech +‎ -ify.

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