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PROCLAIM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proclaim mean? 

PROCLAIM (verb)
  The verb PROCLAIM has 4 senses:

1. declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
2. state or announce
3. affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
4. praise, glorify, or honor

  Familiarity information: PROCLAIM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROCLAIM (verb)


Sense 1proclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

He was proclaimed King

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

entitle; title (give a title to)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s something Adjective/Noun
Somebody ----s somebody something


Sense 2proclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

State or announce

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

promulgate; proclaim; exclaim

Context examples:

'I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed / The King will proclaim an amnesty

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

declare (state emphatically and authoritatively)

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

declare (proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against)

trumpet (proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet)

clarion (proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Sentence example:

They proclaim that there was a traffic accident


Sense 3proclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

predicate; proclaim

Context example:

The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President

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

assert; asseverate; maintain (state categorically)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 4proclaim [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Praise, glorify, or honor

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

exalt; extol; glorify; laud; proclaim

Context examples:

extol the virtues of one's children / glorify one's spouse's cooking

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

praise (express approval of)

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

canonise; canonize (treat as a sacred person)

ensky (exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise)

crack up (rhapsodize about)

hymn (praise by singing a hymn)

Sentence frames:

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


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