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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·clam′a·to′ry (prō-klăm′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||proclaimed - 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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