American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To praise enthusiastically and often publicly; applaud. See Synonyms at praise.
- v. To acknowledge or declare with enthusiastic approval: She was acclaimed person of the year.
- v. To shout approval.
- n. Enthusiastic applause; acclamation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To applaud; treat with words or sounds of joy or approval.
- To declare or salute by acclamation.
- To make acclamation; shout applause.
- n. A shout of joy; acclamation.
- v. transitive To shout; to call out.
- v. intransitive To shout approval; to express great approval.
- v. transitive (rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
- v. transitive, obsolete To claim.
- v. transitive To declare by acclamations.
- v. Canada, politics To elect to an office by having no opposition.
- n. poetic An acclamation; a shout of applause.
- n. obsolete A claim.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To applaud.
- v. To declare by acclamations.
- v. To shout.
- v. To shout applause.
- n. Poetic Acclamation.
- v. praise vociferously
- n. enthusiastic approval
- v. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
- From Latin acclāmāre : ad-, ad- + clāmāre, to shout; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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