What does proclaim mean?

Definitions for proclaim
proʊˈkleɪm, prə-pro·claim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. proclaimverb

    declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles

    "He was proclaimed King"

  2. proclaim, exclaim, promulgateverb

    state or announce

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

  3. predicate, proclaimverb

    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, proclaimverb

    praise, glorify, or honor

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

Wiktionary

  1. proclaimverb

    To excitedly, verbosely and candidly describe.

  2. proclaimverb

    To announce or declare.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To PROCLAIMverb

    Etymology: proclamo, Lat. proclamer, Fr.

    When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, proclaim peace unto it. Deut. xx. 10.

    I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword and to the pestilence. Jer. xxxiv. 17.

    Heralds
    With trumpet’s sound, throughout the host proclaim
    A solemn council. John Milton.

    While in another’s name you peace declare,
    Princess, you in your own proclaim a war. Dryden.

    She to the palace led her guest,
    Then offer’d incense, and proclaim’d a feast. Dryden.

    Some profligate wretches, were the apprehensions of punishments or shame taken away, would as openly proclaim their atheism, as their lives do. John Locke.

    While the deathless muse
    Shall sing the just, shall o’er their head diffuse
    Perfumes with lavish hand, she shall proclaim
    Thy crimes alone. Matthew Prior.

    I heard myself proclaimed. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proclaimverb

    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. Proclaimverb

    to outlaw by public proclamation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Proclaim

    prō-klām′, v.t. to cry aloud: to publish abroad: to announce officially.—ns. Proclaim′; Proclaim′ant; Proclaim′er; Proclamā′tion, the act of proclaiming: official notice given to the public.—Proclaimed district, a district in which some unusually strict law is brought into force by a form of proclamation. [Fr. proclamer—L. proclamārepro, out, clamāre, to cry.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proclaim in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proclaim in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of proclaim in a Sentence

  1. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. (On signing law for inclusion of the words 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14 Jun 54)

  2. José Ortega y Gasset:

    The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.

  3. Jeffrey R. Snyder:

    Laws disarming honest citizens proclaim that the government is the master, not the servant, of the people.

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    When psychologically unfit form the majority in any sect, and yet proclaim to be the only fittest, will not only be a threat to the existence of the sane minority, but are surely catastrophic for the human race as a whole!”- Ramana Pemmaraju

  5. Pastor Greg:

    I don’t think anyone will ever take Billy’s place. But we can all, in our own way, follow Franklin Graham example and proclaim the same Gospel as Franklin Graham did, franklin Graham served God’s purpose for Franklin Graham generation and then Franklin Graham died.

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