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Acclaim definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ACCLA'IM v.t. [L acclamo, ad and clamo, to cry out. See Claim, Clamor.] To applaud. [Little used.
ACCLA'IM, n. A shout of joy; acclamation.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved" [syn: acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat] v
1: praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein" [syn: acclaim, hail, herald]
2: clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval [syn: applaud, clap, spat, acclaim] [ant: boo, hiss]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Latin acclamare, literally, to shout at, from ad- + clamare to shout more at claim Date: 1606 transitive verb 1. applaud, praise 2. to declare by acclamation intransitive verb to shout praise or applause acclaimer noun II. noun Date: 1667 1. the act of acclaiming 2. praise, applause

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v.tr. 1 welcome or applaud enthusiastically; praise publicly. 2 (foll. by compl.) hail as ( acclaimed him king; was acclaimed the winner). --n. 1 applause; welcome; public praise. 2 a shout of acclaim. Derivatives: acclaimer n. Etymology: ME f. L acclamare (as AC-, clamare shout: spelling assim. to claim)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acclaim 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acclaim Ac*claim", v. i. To shout applause.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Acclaim Ac*claim", n. Acclamation. [Poetic] --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(acclaims, acclaiming, acclaimed) 1. If someone or something is acclaimed, they are praised enthusiastically. (FORMAL) She has been acclaimed for the TV drama 'Prime Suspect'... He was acclaimed as England's greatest modern painter... The group's debut album was immediately acclaimed a hip hop classic. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed for n/-ing, be V-ed as n, be V-ed n acclaimed She has published six highly acclaimed novels. ADJ 2. Acclaim is public praise for someone or something. (FORMAL) Angela Bassett has won critical acclaim for her excellent performance... = praise N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp, oft adj N

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Poetical.) See acclamation.

Moby Thesaurus

abide by, accede, accept, acclamation, acquiesce, acquiesce in, agree, agree to, agree with, applaud, applause, assent, big hand, burst of applause, buy, celebrity, character, cheer, cheer on, clap, clap the hands, clapping, clapping of hands, compliment, comply, consent, eclat, encore, exalt, fame, famousness, figure, give a hand, give the nod, glorify, glory, hail, hand, handclap, handclapping, hear it for, hold with, homage, honor, in toto, kudos, magnify, name, nod, nod assent, notoriety, notoriousness, ovation, plaudit, plaudits, popularity, praise, publicity, receive, reclame, recognition, recommend, renown, report, reputation, repute, reverence, root for, round of applause, subscribe to, take kindly to, the bubble reputation, thunder of applause, vogue, vote for, welcome, yes, yield assent


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