- to announce or declare in an official or formal manner: to proclaim war.
- to announce or declare in an open or ostentatious way: to proclaim one's opinions.
- to indicate or make known publicly or openly.
- to extol or praise publicly: Let them proclaim the Lord.
- to declare (a territory, district, etc.) subject to particular legal restrictions.
- to declare to be an outlaw, evildoer, or the like.
- to denounce or prohibit publicly.
- to make a proclamation.
Origin of proclaim
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1. advertise. 2. promulgate.
1. See announce.
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Examples from the Web for proclaimer
Ruler of the land, protector of sanctuaries, proclaimer of their name.
But, again, as god of fertility he could also be appropriately termed the 'proclaimer.'
But just because he is the prophet, the uplifter, the proclaimer, Tolstoy is no longer the merely Russian writer.Lectures on Russian Literature
And the great inspirer, proclaimer, and leader of scientific Socialism is Enrico Ferri.Italy, the Magic Land
A forth-teller; one who has a special message to deliver forth to the world; a proclaimer, harbinger, or herald.The Expositor's Bible: The Pastoral Epistles
- (may take a clause as object) to announce publicly
- (may take a clause as object) to show or indicate plainly
- to praise or extol
C14: from Latin prōclāmāre to shout aloud
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Word Origin and History for proclaimer
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