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proclaim

[proh-kleym, pruh-] /proʊˈkleɪm, prə-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to announce or declare in an official or formal manner:
to proclaim war.
2.
to announce or declare in an open or ostentatious way:
to proclaim one's opinions.
3.
to indicate or make known publicly or openly.
4.
to extol or praise publicly:
Let them proclaim the Lord.
5.
to declare (a territory, district, etc.) subject to particular legal restrictions.
6.
to declare to be an outlaw, evildoer, or the like.
7.
to denounce or prohibit publicly.
verb (used without object)
8.
to make a proclamation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin prōclāmāre to cry out. See pro-1, claim
Related forms
proclaimer, noun
reproclaim, verb (used with object)
self-proclaimed, adjective
self-proclaiming, adjective
unproclaimed, adjective
Synonyms
1. advertise. See announce. 2. promulgate.
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proclaim

/prəˈkleɪm/
verb (transitive)
1.
(may take a clause as object) to announce publicly
2.
(may take a clause as object) to show or indicate plainly
3.
to praise or extol
Derived Forms
proclaimer, noun
proclamation (ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃən) noun
proclamatory (prəˈklæmətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin prōclāmāre to shout aloud
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Word Origin and History for un proclaimed

proclaim

v.

late 14c., proclamen, from Latin proclamare "cry or call out," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + clamare "to cry out" (see claim (v.)). Spelling altered by influence of claim. Related: Proclaimed; proclaiming; proclaimer.

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