verb (used with object)
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.
verb (used without object)
to make a proclamation.
Origin of proclaim
Synonyms for proclaim
1. See announce.
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Examples from the Web for self-proclaiming
Historical Examples of self-proclaiming
There is no need to offend by importunate, self-proclaiming splendor.The Seven Lamps of Architecture
(may take a clause as object) to announce publicly
(may take a clause as object) to show or indicate plainly
to praise or extol
Word Origin for proclaim
C14: from Latin prōclāmāre to shout aloud
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