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Meaning of ACCLAIM

Pronunciation:  u'kleym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
  2. [v]  praise vociferously
  3. [v]  clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

ACCLAIM is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: acclamation, clap, eclat, hail, herald, plaudit, plaudits, spat
 Antonyms: boo, hiss
 See Also: applaud, approval, approve, bravo, commendation, gesticulate, gesture, motion, O.K., okay, sanction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ac*claim"\, v. t. [L. acclamare; ad + clamare to cry
    out. See {Claim}, {Clamor}.] [R.]
    1. To applaud. ``A glad acclaiming train.'' --Thomson.
    2. To declare by acclamations.
             While the shouting crowd Acclaims thee king of
             traitors.                             --Smollett.
    3. To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.
  2. \Ac*claim"\, v. i.
    To shout applause.
  3. \Ac*claim"\, n.
    Acclamation. [Poetic] --Milton.
Computing Dictionary

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