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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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  • After due time the coffer was finished, and it was acclaimed the masterpiece of the great artificer who had made it.

    The Maker of Rainbows Richard Le Gallienne
  • The voice was the voice that had acclaimed his cousin Francesco Duke.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • Buffon may justly be acclaimed as the first populariser of natural history.

  • Rome had acclaimed the Cæsar and rejoiced over his homecoming.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • The Operatic Society as a whole was first acclaimed, all the performers posing in rank on the stage.

    Leonora Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for acclaimed

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 acclaimed

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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