ac·​claimed ə-ˈklāmd How to pronounce acclaimed (audio)
: 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

Examples of acclaimed in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of acclaimed was in 1867

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“Acclaimed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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