Acclaim



to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud:
to acclaim the conquering heroes.
to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval:
to acclaim the new king.
to make ; applaud.
(defs 1, 2).
Contemporary Examples

The show ran for five seasons, earning both popularity and acclaim in the process.
The Childish Genius of Pee-wee’s Playhouse Keith Phipps October 22, 2014

acclaim ensued (then-New York magazine critic John Simon called it “unforgettable”) but no Broadway transfer.
Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years Tom Teodorczuk September 11, 2014

He runs numerous charities and regularly visits U.S. troops, who acclaim him as one of their own.
Chuck Norris Turns 70 Sean Macaulay December 5, 2009

A good record, but the acclaim always struck me as more just people cheering for him.
Overrated/Underrated: I Do/Don’t Believe in Zimmerman Michael Tomasky May 23, 2012

Yet for all of his acclaim, skill, and accomplishment, Jamie Dimon is set for a fall.
Is Jamie Dimon the Next to Fall? Charlie Gasparino January 4, 2009

Historical Examples

While extending salutations to the foreigners Punch was not slow to acclaim native talent.
Mr. Punch’s History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),–1857-1874 Charles L. Graves

All the people, high and low, streamed together, to acclaim her.
The Chinese Fairy Book Various

If he could not, he would still be something of an outsider though all the world should acclaim him.
The Squire’s Daughter Archibald Marshall

Where there is true greatness, let us acclaim it; where there is true worth, let us prize it—as if it were our own.
Another Sheaf John Galsworthy

A mad roar of acclaim greeted this demand, and again from all parts of the cathedral rose the same wild cry.
The Mad King Edgar Rice Burroughs

verb
(transitive) to acknowledge publicly the excellence of (a person, act, etc)
to salute with cheering, clapping, etc; applaud
(transitive) to acknowledge publicly that (a person) has (some position, quality, etc): they acclaimed him king
noun
an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm, etc
v.

early 14c., “to lay claim to,” from Latin acclamare “to cry out at” (see acclamation); the meaning “to applaud” is recorded by 1630s. Related: Acclaimed; acclaiming.
n.

“act of acclaiming,” 1667 (in Milton), from acclaim (v.).
project
A European Union ESPRIT Basic Research Action.
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(1994-11-08)

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