- to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes.
- to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to acclaim the new king.
- to make acclamation; applaud.
Origin of acclaim
Related Words for acclaimkudos, applause, commendation, acclamation, praise, rave, recognition, applaud, laud, hail, extol, acknowledgment, exaltation, honor, cheering, approbation, plaudits, puff, celebration, PR
Examples from the Web for acclaim
Contemporary Examples of acclaim
Despite the acclaim and the viral popularity, the band has never lost that independant creative spirit.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age
December 15, 2014
Yet, the ever-visionary Van Gogh still feels the possibility of acclaim after his imminent death.Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind
December 7, 2014
But the acclaim for The Spy had been so great that I was in for a hiding anyway, and knew it.The Stacks: How The Berlin Wall Inspired John le Carré’s First Masterpiece
John le Carré
November 8, 2014
The show ran for five seasons, earning both popularity and acclaim in the process.The Childish Genius of Pee-wee’s Playhouse
October 23, 2014
Acclaim ensued (then-New York magazine critic John Simon called it “unforgettable”) but no Broadway transfer.Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years
September 12, 2014
Historical Examples of acclaim
All the people, high and low, streamed together, to acclaim her.The Chinese Fairy Book
Where there is true greatness, let us acclaim it; where there is true worth, let us prize it—as if it were our own.Another Sheaf
The system,—they acclaim in one breath,—the system makes us do what we do not wish to do.Socialism As It Is
William English Walling
What had once been a matter of survival became a road to acclaim.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
This was received with acclaim, but many objected to the mortuary theory.The Re-echo Club
- (tr) to acknowledge publicly the excellence of (a person, act, etc)
- to salute with cheering, clapping, etc; applaud
- (tr) to acknowledge publicly that (a person) has (some position, quality, etc)they acclaimed him king
- an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm, etc
Word Origin for acclaim
early 14c., "to lay claim to," from Latin acclamare "to cry out at" (see acclamation); the meaning "to applaud" is recorded by 1630s. Related: Acclaimed; acclaiming.
"act of acclaiming," 1667 (in Milton), from acclaim (v.).