Proclaim meaning

prō-klām', prə-
Proclaim is defined as to announce or declare.

An example of to proclaim is to announce that a fight is over.

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To announce officially and publicly; declare.

Proclaim a general amnesty for political prisoners; proclaim the suspect to be guilty.

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To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm.

Proclaim one's opposition to an idea.

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To indicate conspicuously; make plain.
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To announce officially; announce to be.
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To show to be.

Acts that proclaimed him a friend.

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To outlaw, ban, or otherwise restrict by a proclamation.
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To extol.
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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