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Meaning of acclaim

ac•claim

Pronunciation: (u-klām'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes.
  2. to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to acclaim the new king.
—v.i.
  1. to make acclamation; applaud.
—n.
  1. acclamation (defs. 1, 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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