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 (prō-klām′, prə-)
tr.v. pro·claimed, pro·claim·ing, pro·claims
1. To announce officially and publicly; declare: proclaim a general amnesty for political prisoners; proclaim the suspect to be guilty. See Synonyms at announce.
2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm: proclaim one's opposition to an idea.
3. To indicate conspicuously; make plain: "A painted longbow jutting over his shoulder proclaimed his profession" (Arthur Conan Doyle).

[Middle English proclamen, proclaimen (influenced by claimen, to claim), from Old French proclamer, from Latin prōclāmāre : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·claim′er n.
pro·clam′a·to′ry (prō-klăm′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.proclaimed - declared publiclyproclaimed - declared publicly; made widely known; "their announced intentions"; "the newspaper's proclaimed adherence to the government's policy"
declared - made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal"
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The man who had proclaimed himself the only true servant of God in all the valley of Wine Creek, and who had wanted God to send him a sign of approval by way of a son out of the womb of Kather- ine, began to think that at last his prayers had been answered.
He seized the highly prized jewel; and as he proclaimed the fact, it vanished from the eyes of the wondering scout, who in vain looked for it on the ground, long after it was warmly pressed against the beating heart of Duncan.
A powerful army before our walls, whose appearance proclaimed inevitable death, fearfully painted, and marking their footsteps with desolation.
It certainly had been very pleasant to enjoy the spontaneous and chivalrous homage of these men, with no further suggestion of recompense or responsibility than the permission to be worshipped; but beyond that she racked her brain in vain to recall any look or act that proclaimed the lover.
Had Hepzibah but shrieked aloud,--had Clifford flung wide the door, and proclaimed Judge Pyncheon's death,--it would have been, however awful in itself, an event fruitful of good consequences to them.
The Democrats take the offices, as a general rule, because they need them, and because the practice of many years has made it the law of political warfare, which unless a different system be proclaimed, it was weakness and cowardice to murmur at.
Tashtego's long, lean, sable hair, his high cheek bones, and black rounding eyes --for an Indian, Oriental in their largeness, but Antarctic in their glittering expression --all this sufficiently proclaimed him an inheritor of the unvitiated blood of those proud warrior hunters, who, in quest of the great New England moose, had scoured, bow in hand, the aboriginal forests of the main.
A suspicion was enough; my lord's liveried retainers proclaimed an instant crusade against these people, and were promptly joined by the community in general.
When the candidates can hold no more, a count is instituted and the one who has drank the greatest number of pints is proclaimed king.
He proclaimed one or two past events, Luigi confirmed his correctness, and the search went on.
There was an- other pause, and then the judge arrived and the sheriff proclaimed the opening of the court.
The word was blunder; and as Harriet exultingly proclaimed it, there was a blush on Jane's cheek which gave it a meaning not otherwise ostensible.