verb ac·claim \ə-ˈklām\

: to praise (someone or something) in a very strong and enthusiastic way

Full Definition of ACCLAIM

transitive verb
:  to declare by acclamation
intransitive verb
:  to shout praise or applause
ac·claim·er noun

Examples of ACCLAIM

  1. The critics have acclaimed her performance.
  2. <she has long been acclaimed by the critics for her realistic acting>

Origin of ACCLAIM

Latin acclamare, literally, to shout at, from ad- + clamare to shout — more at claim
First Known Use: 1606



: strong approval or praise

Full Definition of ACCLAIM

:  the act of acclaiming

Examples of ACCLAIM

  1. Her performance in the ballet earned her critical acclaim.
  2. She deserves acclaim for all her charitable works.

First Known Use of ACCLAIM



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