Definitions for proclaimproʊˈkleɪm, prə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•claim*proʊˈkleɪm, prə-(v.t.)

  1. to announce or declare officially or formally.

  2. to announce or declare in an open or ostentatious way.

  3. to indicate or make known publicly or openly.

  4. to extol or praise publicly.

  5. to denounce or prohibit publicly.

  6. (v.i.)to make a proclamation.

* Syn: See announce.

Origin of proclaim:

1350–1400; ME < L prōclāmāre to cry out. See pro -1, claim


Princeton's WordNet

  1. proclaim(verb)

    declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles

    "He was proclaimed King"

  2. proclaim, exclaim, promulgate(verb)

    state or announce

    "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed"; "The King will proclaim an amnesty"

  3. predicate, proclaim(verb)

    affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

    "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"

  4. laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim(verb)

    praise, glorify, or honor

    "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. proclaim(verb)ʊˈkleɪm, prə-

    to state or announce publicly

    He proclaimed his love for her.; She proclaimed (that) she did not want the money.


  1. proclaim(Verb)

    To excitedly, verbosely and candidly describe.

  2. proclaim(Verb)

    To announce or declare.

  3. Origin: From proclamare, pro- (forth) + clamare (shout, cry out).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proclaim(verb)

    to make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare; as, to proclaim war or peace

  2. Proclaim(verb)

    to outlaw by public proclamation

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'proclaim' in Verbs Frequency: #965

Anagrams of proclaim

  1. picloram

Translations for proclaim

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to announce or state publicly

He was proclaimed the winner.

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