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Meaning of PROCLAIM

Pronunciation:  prow'kleym

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
  2. [v]  state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' " he exclaimed; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"
  3. [v]  declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles; "He was proclaimed King"
  4. [v]  affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"

PROCLAIM is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: exalt, exclaim, extol, glorify, laud, predicate, promulgate
 See Also: assert, asseverate, canonize, clarion, crack up, declare, ensky, entitle, hymn, maintain, praise, title, trumpet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pro*claim"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Proclaimed}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Proclaiming}.] [OE. proclamen, L. proclamare; pro
before, forward + clamare to call or cry out: cf. F.
proclamer. See {Claim}.]
1. To make known by public announcement; to give wide
   publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to
   declare; as, to proclaim war or peace.

         To proclaim liberty to the captives.  --Isa. lxi. 1.

         For the apparel oft proclaims the man. --Shak.

         Throughout the host proclaim A solemn council
         forthwith to be held.                 --Milton.

2. To outlaw by public proclamation.

         I heard myself proclaimed.            --Shak.

Syn: To publish; promulgate; declare; announce. See