- Proclaim is defined as to announce or declare.
An example of to proclaim is to announce that a fight is over.
proclaim definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English proclamen ; from Middle French proclamer ; from Classical Latin proclamare ; from pro-, before plush clamare, to cry out: see pro- and amp; clamor
proclaim definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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