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.

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

  2. proclaimverb

    To announce or declare.

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

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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    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. William Hutton:

    The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.

  2. Steve Little:

    I do hereby proclaim today, Saturday, September 8, 2018, that Bigfoot is the official animal of the city of Marion, North Carolina.

  3. David Harris:

    It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man.

  4. Pastor Greg:

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

  5. Walter Dale Langtry:

    The primary task of the Church is not to mend the manners of the community, but to proclaim the matchless Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. When men hear that Gospel and believe it, their lives will give evidence of their faith.

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