Proclaim is defined as to announce or declare.verb
An example of to proclaim is to announce that a fight is over.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: ME proclamen < MFr proclamer < L proclamare < pro-, before + clamare, to cry out: see pro- & clamor
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transitive verb pro·claimed, pro·claim·ing, pro·claims
- To announce officially and publicly; declare. See Synonyms at announce.
- To indicate conspicuously; make plain: wearing a button that proclaimed my choice for president.
- To praise; extol.
Origin: Middle 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.
- pro·claimˈer noun
- pro·clamˈa·toˌry adjective