Proclaim Definition

prō-klām, prə-
proclaimed, proclaiming, proclaims
proclaimed, proclaiming, proclaims
To announce officially; announce to be.
Webster's New World
To show to be.
Acts that proclaimed him a friend.
Webster's New World
To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm.
Proclaim one's opposition to an idea.
American Heritage
To outlaw, ban, or otherwise restrict by a proclamation.
Webster's New World
To indicate conspicuously; make plain.
American Heritage

Origin of Proclaim

  • Middle English proclamen, proclaimen (influenced by claimen to claim) from Old French proclamer from Latin prōclāmāre prō- forward pro–1 clāmāre to cry out kelə-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Borrowed from Latin proclamare, from pro- (“forth") + clamare (“to shout, cry out").

    From Wiktionary

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