An example of to proclaim is to announce that a fight is over.
- to announce officially; announce to be
- to show to be: acts that proclaimed him a friend
- Rare to outlaw, ban, or otherwise restrict by a proclamation
- to extol
Origin of proclaimMiddle English proclamen from Middle French proclamer from Classical Latin proclamare from pro-, before + clamare, to cry out: see pro- and clamor
transitive verbpro·claimed, pro·claim·ing, pro·claims
- To announce officially and publicly; declare: proclaim a general amnesty for political prisoners; proclaim the suspect to be guilty. See Synonyms at announce.
- To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm: proclaim one's opposition to an idea.
- To indicate conspicuously; make plain: “A painted longbow jutting over his shoulder proclaimed his profession” ( Arthur Conan Doyle )
Origin of proclaimMiddle English proclamen, proclaimen ( influenced by claimen to claim ) from Old French proclamer from Latin prōclāmāre prō- forward ; see pro- 1. clāmāre to cry out ; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present proclaims, present participle proclaiming, simple past and past participle proclaimed)
Borrowed from Latin proclamare, from pro- (“forth") + clamare (“to shout, cry out").