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acclaim

[uh-kleym] /əˈkleɪm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud:
to acclaim the conquering heroes.
2.
to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval:
to acclaim the new king.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make acclamation; applaud.
noun
4.
acclamation (defs 1, 2).
Origin of acclaim
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin acclāmāre. See ac-, claim
Related forms
acclaimer, noun
reacclaim, verb (used with object)
unacclaimed, adjective
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  • While extending salutations to the foreigners Punch was not slow to acclaim native talent.

  • All the people, high and low, streamed together, to acclaim her.

  • If he could not, he would still be something of an outsider though all the world should acclaim him.

    The Squire's Daughter Archibald Marshall
  • Where there is true greatness, let us acclaim it; where there is true worth, let us prize it—as if it were our own.

    Another Sheaf John Galsworthy
  • A mad roar of acclaim greeted this demand, and again from all parts of the cathedral rose the same wild cry.

    The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for acclaim

acclaim

/əˈkleɪm/
verb
1.
(transitive) to acknowledge publicly the excellence of (a person, act, etc)
2.
to salute with cheering, clapping, etc; applaud
3.
(transitive) to acknowledge publicly that (a person) has (some position, quality, etc): they acclaimed him king
noun
4.
an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm, etc
Derived Forms
acclaimer, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin acclāmāre to shout at, shout applause, from ad- to + clamāre to shout
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Word Origin and History for acclaim
v.

early 14c., "to lay claim to," from Latin acclamare "to cry out at" (see acclamation); the meaning "to applaud" is recorded by 1630s. Related: Acclaimed; acclaiming.

n.

"act of acclaiming," 1667 (in Milton), from acclaim (v.).

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acclaim in Technology
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A European Union ESPRIT Basic Research Action.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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