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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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Origin of proclaim

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin prōclāmāre to cry out. See pro-1, claim

synonym study for proclaim

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 forms of proclaim

proclaimer, nounproclamation (ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃən), nounproclamatory (prəˈklæmətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

Word Origin for proclaim

C14: from Latin prōclāmāre to shout aloud
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