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acclaim

English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] acclamare, formed from ad- + clamare "to cry out", "to shout".

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to acclaim

Third person singular
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Simple past
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Past participle
-

Present participle
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to acclaim (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To shout; to call out.
  2. (intransitive) To shout approval; to express great approval.
  3. (transitive) (rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
    • A glad acclaiming train. - Thomson
  4. (transitive) (obsolete) To claim.
  5. (transitive) To declare by acclamations.
    • While the shouting crowd / Acclaims thee king of traitors. - Smollett
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To elect to an office by having no opposition..

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Translations

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  • Interlingua: acclamar
  • Spanish: aclamar

Noun

Singular
acclaim

Plural
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  1. (poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  2. (obsolete) A claim.

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