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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.


  1. acclaim

    Acclaim is public praise, approval, or recognition for a person, achievement, or thing. It can also refer to enthusiastic and publicly expressed approval or admiration.

  2. acclaim

    Acclaim refers to enthusiastic and public praise, recognition or approval, often bestowed on individuals as a result of their notable work or achievements in their respective fields. It can also refer to applaud or cheer in approval. It is a noun traditionally, but can also be used as a verb.

  3. acclaim

    Acclaim refers to enthusiastic and public praise or approval, often expressed through applause, commendation, or other forms of acknowledgement. It can also refer to the act of publicly acknowledging or celebrating someone's achievements or qualities.

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. 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

  2. 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.

  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. Lao-Tzu:

    A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.

  5. Oprah Winfrey:

    I'd like to do more films, but to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award means more to me than any film, any acclaim, even an Oscar, because what it says is you all get it.

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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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