An example of acclaim would be to give a performer a standing ovation with shouts of “Bravo.”
- to greet with loud applause or approval
- to announce with much applause or praise; hail: they acclaimed him president
Origin of acclaimClassical Latin acclamare ; from ad-, to + clamare, to cry out: see clamor
verbac·claimed, ac·claim·ing, ac·claims
- To praise enthusiastically and often publicly. See Synonyms at praise.
- To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval: She was acclaimed person of the year.
Origin of acclaimFrom Latin acclāmāre : ad-, ad- + clāmāre, to shout; see kel&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present acclaims, present participle acclaiming, simple past and past participle acclaimed)
- First attested in the early 14th century.
- (to applaud): First attested in the 1630's.
- From Latin acclāmō (“raise a cry at; applaud”), formed from ad- + clāmō (“cry out, shout”).
- First attested in 1667.