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ac·claim

 (ə-klām′)
v. ac·claimed, ac·claim·ing, ac·claims
v.tr.
1. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly. See Synonyms at praise.
2. To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval: She was acclaimed person of the year.
v.intr.
To shout approval.
n.
Enthusiastic praise; acclamation.

[From Latin acclāmāre : ad-, ad- + clāmāre, to shout; see kelə-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

ac·claim′er n.

acclaim

(əˈkleɪm)
vb
1. (tr) to acknowledge publicly the excellence of (a person, act, etc)
2. to salute with cheering, clapping, etc; applaud
3. (tr) to acknowledge publicly that (a person) has (some position, quality, etc): they acclaimed him king.
n
an enthusiastic approval, expression of enthusiasm, etc
[C17: from Latin acclāmāre to shout at, shout applause, from ad- to + clamāre to shout]
acˈclaimer n

ac•claim

(əˈkleɪm)

v.t.
1. to greet publicly with loud or enthusiastic approval or praise: a widely acclaimed book.
2. to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: He was acclaimed the king.
v.i.
3. to make acclamation; applaud.
n.
4. enthusiastic approval or praise.
[1630–40; < Latin acclāmāre. See ac-, claim]
ac•claim′er, n.

acclaim


Past participle: acclaimed
Gerund: acclaiming

Imperative
acclaim
acclaim
Present
I acclaim
you acclaim
he/she/it acclaims
we acclaim
you acclaim
they acclaim
Preterite
I acclaimed
you acclaimed
he/she/it acclaimed
we acclaimed
you acclaimed
they acclaimed
Present Continuous
I am acclaiming
you are acclaiming
he/she/it is acclaiming
we are acclaiming
you are acclaiming
they are acclaiming
Present Perfect
I have acclaimed
you have acclaimed
he/she/it has acclaimed
we have acclaimed
you have acclaimed
they have acclaimed
Past Continuous
I was acclaiming
you were acclaiming
he/she/it was acclaiming
we were acclaiming
you were acclaiming
they were acclaiming
Past Perfect
I had acclaimed
you had acclaimed
he/she/it had acclaimed
we had acclaimed
you had acclaimed
they had acclaimed
Future
I will acclaim
you will acclaim
he/she/it will acclaim
we will acclaim
you will acclaim
they will acclaim
Future Perfect
I will have acclaimed
you will have acclaimed
he/she/it will have acclaimed
we will have acclaimed
you will have acclaimed
they will have acclaimed
Future Continuous
I will be acclaiming
you will be acclaiming
he/she/it will be acclaiming
we will be acclaiming
you will be acclaiming
they will be acclaiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acclaiming
you have been acclaiming
he/she/it has been acclaiming
we have been acclaiming
you have been acclaiming
they have been acclaiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acclaiming
you will have been acclaiming
he/she/it will have been acclaiming
we will have been acclaiming
you will have been acclaiming
they will have been acclaiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acclaiming
you had been acclaiming
he/she/it had been acclaiming
we had been acclaiming
you had been acclaiming
they had been acclaiming
Conditional
I would acclaim
you would acclaim
he/she/it would acclaim
we would acclaim
you would acclaim
they would acclaim
Past Conditional
I would have acclaimed
you would have acclaimed
he/she/it would have acclaimed
we would have acclaimed
you would have acclaimed
they would have acclaimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acclaim - enthusiastic approvalacclaim - enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
commendation, approval - a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval seldom passed his lips"
Verb1.acclaim - praise vociferouslyacclaim - praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
applaud - express approval of; "I applaud your efforts"
2.acclaim - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approvalacclaim - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
bravo - applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"

acclaim

verb
1. praise, celebrate, honour, cheer, admire, hail, applaud, compliment, salute, approve, congratulate, clap, pay tribute to, commend, exalt, laud, extol, crack up (informal), big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), give it up for (slang), eulogize He was acclaimed as the country's greatest modern painter.

acclaim

verb
1. To express warm approval of:
noun
Translations
تَصْفِيق، هُتَاف الإسْتِحْسَانيُنَادِي بِه) (مُلْكَاًيَهْتِف، يُصَفِّق
jásotnadšeně vítatprohlásit
bifaldhyldehyldningtiljuble
hylla, fagnahyllingútnefna meî hyllingu
paskelbtiplotipripažinimassveikinimassveikinti
pasludinātskaļa apsveikšanauzgavilēt
nadšene pozdravovať

acclaim

[əˈkleɪm]
A. VT
1. (= praise) → aclamar, alabar
the play was acclaimedla obra fue aclamada
2. (= proclaim) → aclamar
he was acclaimed kinglo aclamaron rey
B. N (= praise) → alabanza f, aclamación f; (= applause) → aplausos mpl
the book met with great acclaimel libro tuvo una extraordinaria acogida, el libro recibió encendidos elogios

acclaim

[əˈkleɪm]
vtacclamer
to be acclaimed for sth → être acclamé(e) pour qch
to be acclaimed as sth → être proclamé(e) qch
nacclamation f
to win acclaim for sth, to receive acclaim for sth → être salué(e) pour qch
critical acclaim → acclamations des critiques
to great acclaim → avec un immense succès

acclaim

vt
(= applaud)feiern (as als); (critics)anerkennen
(= proclaim) to acclaim somebody king/winnerjdn zum König/als Sieger ausrufen
nBeifall m; (of critics)Anerkennung f

acclaim

[əˈkleɪm]
1. vtacclamare
2. n (approval) → consenso; (applause) → applauso

acclaim

(əˈkleim) verb
1. to applaud or welcome enthusiastically. The footballer was acclaimed by the fans.
2. to declare (someone) ruler, winner etc by enthusiastic approval. They acclaimed him king.
noun
enthusiastic approval.
acclamation (akləˈmeiʃən) noun
a noisy demonstration of applause, agreement, approval etc.
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