verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of proclaim
Examples from the Web for self-proclaimed
According to the Los Angeles Times, Atkins got married in 1981 to “a self-proclaimed Texas millionaire” named Donald Laisure.Charles Manson, Ted Bundy & Other Notorious Jailhouse Weddings|Caitlin Dickson|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The self-proclaimed ‘marriage capital of the world’ gets on board with same-sex matrimony.
He now stands in the self-proclaimed caliphate, also holding a child as well as an automatic weapon.
At first the self-proclaimed “malternative” was a commercial success.
“This is my advice to you,” said the self-proclaimed caliph.
When this self-proclaimed adventurer was really aroused he dropped the rough argot of the plains.The Bartlett Mystery|Louis Tracy
It was said that the self-proclaimed nephew of the emperor was in reality the nephew of Colonel Vaudrey.Old and New Paris, v. 1|Henry Sutherland Edwards
Revolt against all convention was in fact his self-proclaimed mission.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
The ring in which these people whirl about was full of deluded men, on the day of our visit, self-proclaimed disciples.Due West|Maturin Murray Ballou
He'd sent down a missile to help the self-proclaimed rebels there.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Word Origin for proclaim
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.