- 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
Examples from the Web for acclaimed
Contemporary Examples of acclaimed
The 1989 picture is remembered for the acclaimed (and sort-of-creepy, to be real for a moment) Disney family film that it is.When the Religious Right Attacked ‘The Little Mermaid’
November 20, 2014
The acclaimed auteur spoke to Marlow Stern about a month ago on how cable TV is the new arthouse.David Lynch on Transcendental Meditation, ‘Twin Peaks,’ and Collaborating With Kanye West
October 6, 2014
At a concert on Friday in Sydney, the acclaimed rapper called out a pair of fans for not standing up at the show.Kanye West Stops Concert to Yell at Kid in Wheelchair, 'Stand Up!'
September 14, 2014
Acclaimed novelist Vikram Chandra is equally obsessed with the tech world of computer coding and the realm of imagination.Vikram Chandra Is A Novelist Who's Obsessed With Writing Computer Code
August 29, 2014
Watch a sneak peek of the fourth season of the acclaimed Showtime series, which will premiere on Oct. 5, 2014.Exclusive Look: ‘Homeland’ Season 4, Featuring the Music of Lorde
August 29, 2014
Historical Examples of acclaimed
And the crowd which acclaimed her, the frantic crowd, followed in her wake.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Those acclamations were not for him, although those who acclaimed him thought so.The Shame of Motley
The voice was the voice that had acclaimed his cousin Francesco Duke.Love-at-Arms
Rome had acclaimed the Cæsar and rejoiced over his homecoming."Unto Caesar"
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
It flew, spread out, flaunting in the wind, acclaimed by his followers.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
- (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.).