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acclaim

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verb ac·claim \ə-ˈklām\

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

acclaimer

noun

Examples of acclaim in a sentence

  1. The critics have acclaimed her performance.

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

Origin and Etymology 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

Definition of acclaim

  1. 1 :  the act of acclaiming

  2. 2 :  praise, applause

Examples of acclaim in a sentence

  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


ACCLAIM Defined for English Language Learners

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acclaim

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verb ac·claim \ə-ˈklām\

Definition of acclaim for English Language Learners

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


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acclaim

noun ac·claim

Definition of acclaim for English Language Learners

  • : strong approval or praise


ACCLAIM Defined for Kids

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acclaim

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verb ac·claim \ə-ˈklām\

Definition of acclaim for Students

acclaimed

acclaiming

  1. :  1praise 1 <The book was acclaimed by the critics.>


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acclaim

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noun ac·claim

Definition of acclaim for Students

  1. :  2praise 1



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