from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To announce officially and publicly; declare. See Synonyms at announce.
- transitive v. To indicate conspicuously; make plain: wearing a button that proclaimed my choice for president.
- transitive v. To praise; extol.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To excitedly, verbosely and candidly describe.
- v. To announce or declare.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare.
- transitive v. To outlaw by public proclamation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make known by public announcement; promulgate; announce; publish.
- To make announcement concerning; publish; advertise, as by herald or crier: said of persons.
- To apply prohibition to by a proclamation.
- Synonyms Declare, Publish, Announce, Proclaim, etc. (see announce), blaze abroad, trumpet, blazon.
- n. A calling or crying out; proclamation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
- v. declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
- v. state or announce
- v. praise, glorify, or honor
Middle English proclamen, proclaimen (influenced by claimen, to claim), from Old French proclamer, from Latin prōclāmāre : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from Latin proclamare, from pro- ("forth") + clamare ("to shout, cry out"). (Wiktionary)