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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclatverb

    enthusiastic approval

    "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"

  2. acclaim, hail, heraldverb

    praise vociferously

    "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

  3. applaud, clap, spat, acclaimverb

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Acclaimnoun

    A shout of praise acclamation.

    Etymology: acclamo, Lat. from which probably first the verb acclaim, now lost, and then the noun.

    Back from pursuit thy pow’rs, with loud acclaim,
    Thee only extoll’d. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. iii. l. 397.

    The herald ends; the vaulted firmament
    With loud acclaims, and vast applause, is rent. John Dryden, Fables.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acclaimverb

    to applaud

  2. Acclaimverb

    to declare by acclamations

  3. Acclaimverb

    to shout; as, to acclaim my joy

  4. Acclaimverb

    to shout applause

  5. Acclaimnoun


  6. Etymology: [L. acclamare; ad + clamare to cry out. See Claim, Clamor.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acclaim in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acclaim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of acclaim in a Sentence

  1. Zak Shaikh:

    They've not entered the market with such a big splash, like Disney + did with' Madalorian,' they've got to build greater volume...' The Morning Show' garnered a lot of critical acclaim. But it's not just about having that one, big splashy show that gets nominated, it's about the volume.

  2. James Gavin:

    I hope the reader empathizes with George’s struggle, … It’s hard for people to feel sympathy toward a star with such wealth and acclaim. And yet, what drove George to achieve all of this success was his brokenness inside. He had the talent to get him there. He was a big-hearted, generous, beautifully well-mannered terrific guy. But he was also a wounded kid inside… Despite all the pain he endured, his music made such a difference in people’s lives. It made them feel good. It made them happy. His name still brings people joy. There’s just something about him that still touches people’s hearts.

  3. Cat Ellington:

    After you have done your work—challenging as it may have been to complete—and released it in the marketplace, be not concerned with sales, reviews, critical acclaim, or anything else of the like... After you've written and published a book, you're now an AUTHOR. And that great honor can NEVER be taken away from you, no matter what.

  4. Gretchen Whitmer:

    The irony is, I think, I got the first national acclaim because I was mentioned unfavorably by the current occupant of the White House, i didn't go asking to be thrown into the national limelight.

  5. Jim Morekis:

    “From Conrad Aiken to Flannery O’Connor to Midnight, Savannah has always been a literary town. But certainly one of her most consistently excellent—and consistently underrated—writers is the man known as Aberjhani. Known for his nationally published short stories and poetry Aberjhani has received critical acclaim for his ability to encapsulate the Southern black experience in a sensitive and poignant way that’s accessible to readers of any race or region.” --from All That Jazz

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  • هتافArabic
  • акламирам, аплодирам, одобрявам бурно, провъзгласявамBulgarian
  • চিৎকার করা, প্রশংসাধ্বনিBengali
  • klatschen, applaudieren, zujubelnGerman
  • aclamación, gritar, aplaudir, aclamarSpanish
  • osoittaa suosiotaanFinnish
  • applaudir, acclamer, déclamerFrench
  • megtapsolHungarian
  • reclamare, acclamare, applaudireItalian
  • loven, toejuichen, prijzen, applaudiseren, juichen, uitroepenDutch
  • clamar, aclamar, reclamarPortuguese
  • провозглашать, кричать, провозгласить, аплодировать, одобрять, приветствоватьRussian

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