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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This goes for all of Facebook’s programming, from comedies starring Oscar winners to critically acclaimed dramas starring Elizabeth Olsen to teen shows. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The 7 best TV shows of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 Royal watchers would, of course, be excited to travel either palace anytime—but the costumes and real-life sets from the year's most acclaimed royal film are an undeniable bonus. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Kensington Palace Is Showcasing Costumes from The Favourite," 8 Jan. 2019 Still, the speech was a clear nod to such films as Black Panther, If Beale Street Could Talk, and Crazy Rich Asians, all acclaimed films that were nominated in a landmark season for diverse stories. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "Sandra Oh Opens the 2019 Golden Globes With an Emotional Speech," 6 Jan. 2019 Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Informational Series or Special, for the critically-acclaimed travel show on CNN. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Balvenie Scotch ad featuring Anthony Bourdain slammed as 'inappropriate' and 'unethical'," 18 Sep. 2018 Hamilton, of course, is the critically acclaimed Broadway show that premiered three years ago (and still costs your college tuition to see). Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Prince Harry Sings "You'll Be Back" on the "Hamilton" Stage," 30 Aug. 2018 Without a book sequel, season 2 of the acclaimed show was sure to surprise hardcore and new fans alike (and fans who have binge-watched the new season in its entirety are truly shocked). Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Here Are All The New Characters From "13 Reasons Why" Season 2," 21 May 2018 This year, the nominees for our Most Powerful Latina list nearly doubled, with 15 business leaders joining the list for the first time, including Jessica Alba, acclaimed actress and entrepreneur, at number 10. Fortune, "The 50 Most Powerful Latinas in Business," 14 Mar. 2018 Salt and Fire, out now, makes use of a cast comprised of international stars, including Gabriel Garcia Bernal, Michael Shannon, and the acclaimed German actress Veronica Ferres as the group’s lead scientist and the film’s most compelling character. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Inside Werner Herzog’s Deadly New Movie," 7 Apr. 2017

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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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