acclaim

[ uh-kleym ]
/ əˈkleɪm /

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

to make acclamation; applaud.

noun


Nearby words

  1. accidie,
  2. accipiter,
  3. accipitral,
  4. accipitrine,
  5. accius,
  6. acclamation,
  7. acclamatory,
  8. acclimate,
  9. acclimation,
  10. acclimatize

Origin of acclaim

From the Latin word acclāmāre, dating back to 1630–40. See ac-, claim

Related formsac·claim·er, nounre·ac·claim, verb (used with object)un·ac·claimed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for acclaimed

acclaim

/ (əˈkleɪm) /

verb

(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

noun

an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm, etc
Derived Formsacclaimer, noun

Word Origin for acclaim

C17: from Latin acclāmāre to shout at, shout applause, from ad- to + clamāre to shout

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Word Origin and History for acclaimed
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