Acclaim definition

ə-klām
Enthusiastic praise; acclamation.
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To praise enthusiastically and often publicly.
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To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval.

She was acclaimed person of the year.

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To shout approval.
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To greet with loud applause or approval.
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To announce with much applause or praise; hail.

They acclaimed him president.

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To shout approval.
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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.”

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Loud applause or strong approval.
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To shout; to call out.
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(intransitive) To shout approval; to express great approval.
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(rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
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(Canada, politics) To elect to an office by having no opposition.
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(poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
acclaim
Plural:
acclaims

Origin of acclaim

  • From Latin acclāmāre ad- ad- clāmāre to shout kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin acclāmō (“raise a cry at; applaud”), formed from ad- + clāmō (“cry out, shout”).

    From Wiktionary

  • (to applaud): First attested in the 1630's.

    From Wiktionary

  • First attested in the early 14th century.

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  • First attested in 1667.

    From Wiktionary