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acclaim

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verb ac·claim \ə-ˈklām\

Simple Definition of acclaim

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

Full Definition of acclaim

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  applaud, praise

  3. 2 :  to declare by acclamation

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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


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acclaim

noun ac·claim

Simple Definition of acclaim

  • : strong approval or praise

Full Definition of acclaim

  1. 1 :  the act of acclaiming

  2. 2 :  praise, applause

Examples of acclaim

  1. Her performance in the ballet earned her critical acclaim.

  2. She deserves acclaim for all her charitable works.



1667

First Known Use of acclaim

1667



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