ac·claimed | \ ə-ˈklāmd \

Definition of acclaimed 

: enthusiastically praised an acclaimed performance/performer the city's most acclaimed restaurants Greenfeld is best known as a journalist, the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction … —Jay McInerney

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Many are miniatures or small of scale; even his Symphony No. 3, one of his most acclaimed works for full orchestra, clocks in at a swift 15 minutes. Michael Cooper, New York Times, "Oliver Knussen, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Composer, Dies at 66," 9 July 2018 At the end of the film, after our heroine Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) escapes the Beast's grasp, it's revealed that the film exists in the very same universe as Shyamalan's acclaimed 2000 film Unbreakable., "We Have Much To Fear In M. Night Shyamalan's New Movie," 29 June 2018 One of the most acclaimed movie musicals of all time, West Side Story, is returning to theaters on June 24 and 27. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, "Top Picks: Ray LaMontagne’s 'Part of the Light,' the podcast 'Giants of History,' and more top picks," 9 June 2018 At 24, Saoirse Ronan is already one of the most acclaimed actresses of her generation—the three-time Oscar nominee has a startling knack for infusing her characters with equal parts warmth, sympathy, and a wisdom beyond her years. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Saoirse Ronan Shows Her Range in On Chesil Beach," 25 Apr. 2018 The Academy Awards are the biggest and most acclaimed night in Hollywood and bookend the awards season for film. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "The Oscar Nominations Are Here. Watch the Announcement Live," 22 Jan. 2018 One of the most acclaimed hotels in Beijing, The Opposite House is a modern boutique featuring contemporary, minimalist designs, and offering luxury amenities and services in the heart of the Sanlitun embassy neighborhood. Town & Country, "These Are the 83 Top Hotels Around the World," 6 Oct. 2016 In November 1973, a 31-year-old acclaimed sci-fi author named Michael Crichton made his directorial debut with Westworld. Tim Grierson, Popular Mechanics, "Why "Westworld" Matters," 23 Apr. 2018 To Tawada — the acclaimed author of tender, screwy parables about outsiderdom — we are clad in language. New York Times, "After Disaster, Japan Seals Itself Off From the World in ‘The Emissary’," 17 Apr. 2018

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of acclaimed was in 1867

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