- 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 self-proclaiming
There is no need to offend by importunate, self-proclaiming splendor.The Seven Lamps of Architecture
- (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 self-proclaiming
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