Definition of Acclaim

1. Noun. Enthusiastic approval. "They gave him more eclat than he really deserved"

Exact synonyms: Acclamation, Eclat, Plaudit, Plaudits
Generic synonyms: Approval, Commendation



2. Verb. Praise vociferously. "Sam and Sue acclaim the movie "; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
Exact synonyms: Hail, Herald
Generic synonyms: Applaud
Derivative terms: Acclamation

3. Verb. Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval.
Exact synonyms: Applaud, Clap, Spat
Entails: Approve, O.k., Okay, Sanction
Specialized synonyms: Bravo
Generic synonyms: Gesticulate, Gesture, Motion
Derivative terms: Applauder, Clapper, Clapping
Antonyms: Boo

Definition of Acclaim

1. v. t. To applaud.

2. v. i. To shout applause.

3. n. Acclamation.

Definition of Acclaim

1. Verb. (transitive) To shout; to call out. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To shout approval; to express great approval. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) (rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically. ¹

4. Verb. (context: transitive obsolete) To claim. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To declare by acclamations. ¹

6. Verb. (context: Canada politics) To elect to an office by having no opposition. ¹

7. Noun. (context: poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause. ¹

8. Noun. (context: obsolete) A claim. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acclaim

1. to shout approval of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acclaim

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Literary usage of Acclaim

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"All acclaim'd ; And his brave followers rose, and bare the prize 1010 Back to the hollow galleys of their chief. Next, to the bowmen he set forth a prize Of ..."

2. The Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1877)
"WHEN, by a generous Public's kind acclaim, That dearest need is granted—honest fame ; When here your favour is the actor's lot, Nor even the man in private ..."

3. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing (1918)
"It is no purchased exultation, no servile flattery. The People acclaim itself, yet not without genuine gratitude and affection towards the Representative of ..."

4. Wessex by Clive Holland (1906)
"crowded next day to acclaim him, by which time nearly one hundred young men of the town had enlisted under his banner. By the night of the same day his ..."

5. Columbia's War for Cuba: A Story of the Early Struggles of the Cuban by Henry Allen Tupper, Frances Linton (1898)
"... powers deprecate war—Not a war for territory—The nuisance of proximity to mediaeval barbarity—A vision of Anglo-Saxon comradeship—A poet's acclaim. ..."

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