a loud shout or other demonstration of welcome, goodwill, or approval.
act of .
Liturgy. a brief responsive chant in antiphonal singing.
Ecclesiastical, (def 3a).
by acclamation, by an oral vote, often unanimous, expressing approval by shouts, hand-clapping, etc., rather than by formal ballot.
an enthusiastic reception or exhibition of welcome, approval, etc
an expression of approval by a meeting or gathering through shouts or applause
(Canadian) an instance of electing or being elected without opposition: there were two acclamations in the 1985 election
by an overwhelming majority without a ballot
(Canadian) (of an election or electoral victory) without opposition: he won by acclamation
1540s, from Latin acclamationem (nominative acclamatio) “a calling, exclamation, shout of approval,” noun of action from past participle stem of acclamare “shout approval or disapproval of, cry out at,” from ad- “toward” (see ad-) + clamare “cry out” (see claim (v.)). As a method of voting en masse, by 1801, probably from the French Revolution.
to accustom or become accustomed to a new or environment; adapt. Contemporary Examples They do not acclimate as well to high temperatures, sweat less, and produce more body heat than adults. A Lesson From LeBron James’ Game One Nightmare Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad June 6, 2014 You have to acclimate and accept your […]
to accustom or become accustomed to a new or environment; adapt. Contemporary Examples Most people on the standard American diet have acclimated their bodies to a life of burning sugar. Six Secrets of Sleep Hacking to Get More Effective Rest Ari Meisel December 1, 2013 Over the years, the dish has acclimated to American taste […]
to accustom or become accustomed to a new or environment; adapt. Historical Examples Extreme hazard of life, in all cases, was to be encountered in the process of acclimation. Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery William A. Smith It was, I suppose, the acclimation to which we were being subjected. Tenting on the […]
to . Contemporary Examples Harry will be given ten days to acclimatise to his surroundings, after which he will start co-piloting the helicopters. Party’s Over, Harry! Tom Sykes September 6, 2012 Historical Examples I am aware that the attempt to acclimatise either animals or plants has been called a vain chimra. The Variation of Animals […]