- to announce or declare in an official or formal manner: to proclaim war.
- to announce or declare in an open or ostentatious way: to proclaim one's opinions.
- to indicate or make known publicly or openly.
- to extol or praise publicly: Let them proclaim the Lord.
- to declare (a territory, district, etc.) subject to particular legal restrictions.
- to declare to be an outlaw, evildoer, or the like.
- to denounce or prohibit publicly.
- to make a proclamation.
Origin of proclaim
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1. advertise. 2. promulgate.
1. See announce.
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Examples from the Web for proclaim
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We stop at a souvenir stand to buy buttons that proclaim I RODE IT!The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career
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How can we proclaim Christ to a generation that is changing?What Pope Francis Can Teach the GOP
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Ladies and gentlemen, I would now like to be the ambassador of your will to proclaim the truth.Bernard-Henri Levy Celebrates the Fraternity of Sarajevo Citizenship
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At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith.
A President may sense and proclaim that new spirit, but only a people can provide it.
Proclaim at daybreak that I myself will review the troops in the Vivarrambla.Leila, Complete
Then if he is innocent, why does he not speak out like a man, and proclaim his innocence?The Channings
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He did not proclaim the vendetta against the assassin of his father.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
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- (may take a clause as object) to announce publicly
- (may take a clause as object) to show or indicate plainly
- to praise or extol
C14: from Latin prōclāmāre to shout aloud
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Word Origin and History for proclaim
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