What does proclaim mean?

Definitions for proclaim
proʊˈkleɪm, prə-pro·claim

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. proclaim(Verb)

    To excitedly, verbosely and candidly describe.

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

  2. proclaim(Verb)

    To announce or declare.

    Etymology: 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

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.]

British National Corpus

  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. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.

  2. 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.

  3. Jeffrey R. Snyder:

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

  4. 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)

  5. Zacarias Moussaoui:

    I also proclaim unequivocally my opposition to any terrorist action, attack, propaganda against the U.S. This undated file photo provided by the Sherburne County Sheriff Office shows Zacarias Moussaoui. Moussaou, the only man ever convicted in a U.S. court for a role in the Sept. 11 attacks now says he is renouncing terrorism. ( Sherburne County, Minn., Sheriff's Office via AP, File) He also renouncedAl Qaeda and the Islamic State terror groups. The motion was made in an attempt to relax the special administrative measures under which he serves his sentence. He also asked thatRudy Giuliani, New Yorks mayor at the time ofthe plot andPresident Trumps personal lawyer, or famed attorney Alan Dershowitz represent him in a civil trial. His remarks contradict his action during his 2006 trial, whenhe narrowly escaped the death penalty. During the proceedings, he taunted victims and flashed a victory sign after a jury opted to sentence him to life in prison. God save Bin Laden, you will never get him.

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