- to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes.
- to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to acclaim the new king.
- to make acclamation; applaud.
Origin of acclaim
Related Words for unacclaimedoverlooked, neglected, anonymous, unrecognized, unacknowledged, forgotten, nameless, undistinguished, unknown, unnamed, disregarded, unacclaimed, unglorified, unhonored
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Unacclaimed he went through the crowd toward the Upper—he who had risked life and limb to amuse them for a week!The Eternal Boy
- (tr) to acknowledge publicly the excellence of (a person, act, etc)
- to salute with cheering, clapping, etc; applaud
- (tr) to acknowledge publicly that (a person) has (some position, quality, etc)they acclaimed him king
- an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm, etc
Word Origin for acclaim
early 14c., "to lay claim to," from Latin acclamare "to cry out at" (see acclamation); the meaning "to applaud" is recorded by 1630s. Related: Acclaimed; acclaiming.
"act of acclaiming," 1667 (in Milton), from acclaim (v.).