Verb acclaim Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

(archaic, transitive) To shout; to call out. (intransitive) To shout approval; to express great approval. (transitive, rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically. (transitive, obsolete) To claim. (transitive) To declare by acclamations. (Canada, politics) To elect to an office by having no opposition.

More definition: welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud, to acclaim the conquering heroes. announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval, to acclaim the new king. make acclamation; applaud.

4.acclamation (defs 1, 2).

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 Formsacclaimer, noun Word OriginC17, from Latin acclāmāre to shout at, shout applause, from ad- to + clamāre to shoutCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.
"act of acclaiming," 1667 (in Milton), from acclaim (v.).


In recent years, the town had attained international acclaim for its ice climbing park.

After acting for a brief space as one of the French envoys to the congress of Rastatt, Napoleon returned to Paris early in December and received the homage of the Directors and the acclaim of the populace.

Yet when he went to Manchester on a brief political outing two years before, he was received with such acclaim as he had never known in his life.

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