- 1to publicly and officially tell people about something important synonym declare proclaim something The president proclaimed a state of emergency. The day was proclaimed a public holiday. proclaim that… The charter proclaimed that all states would have their own government. proclaim somebody/something/yourself + noun He proclaimed himself emperor. proclaim somebody/something/yourself to be/have something Steve checked the battery and proclaimed it to be dead. proclaim how, what, etc… The senator proclaimed how shocked he was at the news. + speech ‘We will succeed,’ she proclaimed.
- 2to show something clearly; to be a sign of something proclaim something This building, more than any other, proclaims the character of the town. proclaim somebody/something + noun His accent proclaimed him a Scot. proclaim somebody/something to be/have something His accent proclaimed him to be a Scot. Word Origin late Middle English proclame, from Latin proclamare
BrE BrE//prəˈkleɪm//; NAmE NAmE//prəˈkleɪm//(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they proclaim
BrE BrE//prəˈkleɪm//; NAmE NAmE//prəˈkleɪm//he / she / it proclaims
BrE BrE//prəˈkleɪmz//; NAmE NAmE//prəˈkleɪmz//past simple proclaimed
BrE BrE//prəˈkleɪmd//; NAmE NAmE//prəˈkleɪmd//past participle proclaimed
BrE BrE//prəˈkleɪmd//; NAmE NAmE//prəˈkleɪmd//-ing form proclaiming
BrE BrE//prəˈkleɪmɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//prəˈkleɪmɪŋ//