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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
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin acclāmāre. See ac-, claim
Related forms
acclaimer, noun
reacclaim, verb (used with object)
unacclaimed, adjective
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  • She was by wide acclaim a saintly woman who gave her life to peace and to the poor.
  • Despite the acclaim for his research, Hall is stuck.
  • This is an engrossingly complex mystery that should win further acclaim for its prolific and talented author.
  • The violent video game has won critical acclaim for its bleak atmospherics.
  • For musicians who'd operated at the fringes of any number of indie-rock scenes for years, the acclaim was rapid and disorienting.
  • Since then he has written with great acclaim on literary theory, psychoanalysis and legal theory.
  • The critical acclaim over his performance that built from advance screenings left fans in a frenzy.
  • Nevertheless, each of his books won popular acclaim.
  • Because he received so much acclaim as a pitcher, his hitting sometimes was overlooked.
  • No, writing generic chick lit will not get you the same acclaim as writing good literary fiction.
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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(1994-11-08)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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