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Definition of acclaim verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

acclaim

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈkleɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkleɪm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they acclaim
BrE BrE//əˈkleɪm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkleɪm//
 
he / she / it acclaims
BrE BrE//əˈkleɪmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkleɪmz//
 
past simple acclaimed
BrE BrE//əˈkleɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkleɪmd//
 
past participle acclaimed
BrE BrE//əˈkleɪmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkleɪmd//
 
-ing form acclaiming
BrE BrE//əˈkleɪmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈkleɪmɪŋ//
 
 
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[usually passive] to praise or welcome somebody/something publicly acclaim somebody/something a highly/widely acclaimed performance This book has been widely acclaimed as a modern classic. Mario Vargas Llosa, the internationally acclaimed novelist acclaim somebody/something as something The work was acclaimed as a masterpiece. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘express approval’): from Latin acclamare, from ad- ‘to’ + clamare ‘to shout’. The change in the ending was due to association with claim. Current senses date from the 17th cent.
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