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proclaim

[ proh-kleym, pruh- ]
/ proʊˈkleɪm, prə- /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make a proclamation.

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RELATED WORDS

affirm, publish, indicate, demonstrate, announce, profess, trumpet, declare, exhibit, vent, stump, show, evidence, evince, utter, illustrate, ventilate, disseminate, mark, call

Nearby words

prochondral, prochoos, prochronism, prochymosin, procidentia, proclaim, proclamation, proclinate, proclitic, proclivity, proclus

Origin of proclaim

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin prōclāmāre to cry out. See pro-1, claim
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1. See announce.
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British Dictionary definitions for proclaim

proclaim

/ (prəˈkleɪm) /

verb (tr)

(may take a clause as object) to announce publicly
(may take a clause as object) to show or indicate plainly
to praise or extol
Derived Formsproclaimer, nounproclamation (ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃən), nounproclamatory (prəˈklæmətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for proclaim

C14: from Latin prōclāmāre to shout aloud
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Word Origin and History for proclaim

proclaim


v.

late 14c., proclamen, from Latin proclamare "cry or call out," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + clamare "to cry out" (see claim (v.)). Spelling altered by influence of claim. Related: Proclaimed; proclaiming; proclaimer.

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