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

william dalrymple is the author of seven acclaimed works of history and travel, including, most recently, nine lives.
road tripping with sufi mystics william dalrymple june 17, 2010

acclaimed british painter annie kevans imagines the inner child of celebrities, dictators, and presidents.
when they were young olivia cole december 16, 2009

not now, voyager: a memoirby lynne sharon schwartz the acclaimed author expertly reflects on travel.
the daily beast recommends the daily beast july 6, 2009

j.j. abrams’ star trek blockbuster may be one of most acclaimed sci-fi remakes in hollywood history.
star trek: the reboot tom shone may 8, 2009

kaye points out that a couple of other acclaimed directors making movies were caught in the same predicament.
hollywood’s craziest director tony kaye, seeks redemption, with ‘detachment’ chris lee march 14, 2012

historical examples

after due time the coffer was finished, and it was acclaimed the masterpiece of the great artificer who had made it.
the maker of rainbows richard le gallienne

the voice was the voice that had acclaimed his cousin francesco duke.
love-at-arms raphael sabatini

buffon may justly be acclaimed as the first populariser of natural history.
the world’s greatest books – volume 15 – science various

rome had acclaimed the cæsar and rejoiced over his homecoming.
“unto caesar” baroness emmuska orczy

the operatic society as a whole was first acclaimed, all the performers posing in rank on the stage.
leonora arnold bennett

(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
an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm, etc

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.

“act of acclaiming,” 1667 (in milton), from acclaim (v.).

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