- 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.”
- 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)
- To shout; to call out.
- (intransitive) To shout approval; to express great approval.
- (rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
- A glad acclaiming train. - Thomson
- To declare by acclamations.
- While the shouting crowd / Acclaims thee king of traitors. - Smollett
- (Canada, politics) To elect to an office by having no opposition.
- First attested in 1667.