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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.
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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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Even to Women and Soldiers should the Gospel of Three Dimensions be proclaimed. I would begin with my Wife.
When peace was proclaimed, his deceitful conduct was apparent to both combatants.
He proclaimed him- self an agnostic and was so absorbed in destroying the ideas of God that had crept into the minds of his neighbors that he never saw God manifesting himself in the little child that, half forgotten, lived here and there on the bounty of her dead mother's relatives.
I am, as it were, a man proclaimed; I am in a worse plight even than a tramp who has lost his passport.
The new king had been more than a year upon the throne before his accession was proclaimed in Boston, although the neglect to perform the ceremony might have subjected the rulers to the charge of treason.
On his arrival in England, the Prince of Orange was proclaimed king, by the name of William III.
Our friend the Sheriff of Nottingham hath proclaimed a shooting match, and hath sent messengers to tell of it through all the countryside, and the prize is to be a bright golden arrow.
Then the herald stood forth and loudly proclaimed the rules of the game as follows:
The chiefs met; the amicable pipe was smoked, the hatchet buried, and peace formally proclaimed. After this, both camps united and mingled in social intercourse.
After much grave smoking and deliberating it was at length proclaimed that all who were able to lift a club, man, woman, or child, should muster for "the surround." When all had congregated, they moved in rude procession to the nearest point of the valley in question, and there halted.
KARACHI -- Police in its action in different cities of Sindh province rounded up over 1186 criminal elements including 186 absconders and 79 proclaimed offenders, during a week.
KARACHI -- Sindh police department during apprehended 3316 criminals, including 864 absconders and 642 proclaimed offenders, during series of action in two weeks across Sindh province, said an announcement here Monday.

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