• (America) IPA: /ə.ˈkleɪm/

acclaim (acclaims, present participle acclaiming; past and past participle acclaimed)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To shout; to call out.
  2. (intransitive) To shout approval; to express great approval.
    • 1911, Saki, The Chronicles of Clovis
      The design, when finally developed, was a slight disappointment to Monsieur Deplis, who had suspected Icarus of being a fortress taken by Wallenstein in the Thirty Years' War, but he was more than satisfied with the execution of the work, which was acclaimed by all who had the privilege of seeing it as Pincini's masterpiece.
  3. (transitive, rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
    • 1748, James Thomson, The Castle of Indolence
      a glad acclaiming train
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To claim.
  5. (transitive) To declare by acclamations.
    • While the shouting crowd / Acclaims thee king of traitors
  6. (Canada, politics) To elect to an office by having no opposition.
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  1. (poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  2. (obsolete) A claim.
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