Crossword clues for acclaim
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Acclaim \Ac*claim"\, v. t. [L. acclamare; ad + clamare to cry out. See Claim, Clamor.] [R.]
To applaud. ``A glad acclaiming train.''
To declare by acclamations.
While the shouting crowd Acclaims thee king of traitors.
To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.
Acclaim \Ac*claim"\, v. i. To shout applause.
Acclaim \Ac*claim"\, n.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"act of acclaiming," 1667 (in Milton), from acclaim (v.).
early 14c., "to lay claim to," from Latin acclamare "to cry out at" (see acclamation); the meaning "to applaud" is recorded by 1630s. Related: Acclaimed; acclaiming.
Etymology 1 vb. 1 (context archaic transitive English) To shout; to call out. 2 (context intransitive English) To shout approval; to express great approval. 3 (context transitive rare English) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically. 4 (context transitive obsolete English) To claim. 5 (context transitive English) To declare by acclamations. 6 (context Canada politics English) To elect to an office by having no opposition. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context poetic English) An acclamation; a shout of applause. 2 (context obsolete English) A claim.
n. enthusiastic approval; "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved" [syn: acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat]
Acclaim may refer to:
- Acclamation, a form of election that does not use a ballot
- Acclaim Entertainment, a defunct American video game developer and publisher
- Acclaim Games, an American online video game company
- Mooney M20TN Acclaim, a personal use civil aircraft.
- Plymouth Acclaim, a mid-size sedan (1989–1995)
- Triumph Acclaim, a front wheel drive medium-sized family car (1981–1984)
Usage examples of "acclaim".
He is favored by unionist acclaim, and by dint of his apostleship you are under his bidding.
Dickens--perhaps even those who read him a little--may acclaim him as a humourist and not know him as a wit.
Never had he known such attention and acclaim, which some thought surpassed even what Washington had known while in office.
Without Lews Therin, he would have been the most acclaimed man of the Age.
Rush wrote to Jefferson to assure him that posterity would acclaim the reconciliation and that Jefferson was certain to find Adams a refreshing correspondent.
In an age when many critically acclaimed modern artists celebrated an aesthetics of abstraction or ugliness, Disney offered pleasing pictures in perspective.
Friends of Freedom, fighting the vile capitalists who keep Amerika in chains, will strike a blow to be acclaimed in history.
To be acclaimed on the concert stage as the incomparable Norma Bellini was one thing.
Both were acclaimed in equal measure for the promise of entertainment they offered, and the Boeotian smiled to hear the shouts but the Locrian remained as serious now as he had been among his own people.
And now Oswy was acclaimed Bretwalda, a title, Taran told her, that proclaimed him overlord of all the kingdoms of the Angles and Saxons.
Parrish detests Bridgeport, envying him his looks, his acclaim, his wealth, and especially his title.
Faintly he heard the claxon bell on Telgar Hold Tower as the unexpected dragon strength was acclaimed from the ground.
Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters.
Six months later, Lord Pardos died and my father was acclaimed Sea Lord.
The great English tragedienne Sarah Siddons, who had come out of retirement the year before, appeared in Macbeth for the first time and was acclaimed a triumph.