- To acclaim would be to strongly praise or applaud.
An example of acclaim would be to give a performer a standing ovation with shouts of “Bravo.”
acclaim definition by Webster's New World
- to greet with loud applause or approval
- to announce with much applause or praise; hail: they acclaimed him president
Origin: Classical Latin acclamare ; from ad-, to plush clamare, to cry out: see clamor
- acclaimer noun
acclaim definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb ac·claimed, ac·claim·ing, ac·claims verb, transitive
- To praise enthusiastically and often publicly; applaud. See Synonyms at praise.
- To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval: She was acclaimed person of the year.
Origin: From Latin acclāmāre : ad-, ad- + clāmāre, to shout; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- ac·claimˈer noun