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ACCLAIM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does acclaim mean? 

ACCLAIM (noun)
  The noun ACCLAIM has 1 sense:

1. enthusiastic approval

  Familiarity information: ACCLAIM used as a noun is very rare.


ACCLAIM (verb)
  The verb ACCLAIM has 2 senses:

1. praise vociferously
2. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

  Familiarity information: ACCLAIM used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACCLAIM (noun)


Sense 1acclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Enthusiastic approval

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

acclaim; acclamation; eclat; plaudit; plaudits

Context examples:

the book met with modest acclaim / he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd / they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

Hypernyms ("acclaim" is a kind of...):

approval; commendation (a message expressing a favorable opinion)


ACCLAIM (verb)


Sense 1acclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Praise vociferously

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hail; acclaim; herald

Context example:

The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

Hypernyms (to "acclaim" is one way to...):

applaud (express approval of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue acclaim the movie


Sense 2acclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

applaud; acclaim; clap; spat

Hypernyms (to "acclaim" is one way to...):

gesticulate; gesture; motion (show, express or direct through movement)

"Acclaim" entails doing...:

approve; O.K.; okay; sanction (give sanction to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "acclaim"):

bravo (applaud with shouts of 'bravo' or 'brava')

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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