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ac·claim

acclaim

 
 
pronunciation:
kleIm
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: acclaims, acclaiming, acclaimed
definition: to approve enthusiastically with or as if with loud applause or shouts.
Critics have acclaimed the author's new novel, and many assert it to be her best.
synonyms:
applaud, hail, laud
antonyms:
condemn, criticize, vituperate
similar words:
approve, celebrate, cheer, commend, congratulate, eulogize, extol, glorify, praise
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to applaud enthusiastically.
The singer left the building while the audience was still wildly acclaiming.
synonyms:
applaud, cheer
antonyms:
boo
similar words:
approve
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: enthusiastic approval as by loud applause.
The end of the third act met with thunderous acclaim from the audience.The restaurant received considerable acclaim from food critics, but customers felt the food was overpriced.
synonyms:
acclamation, applause, praise
antonyms:
vituperation
similar words:
accolade, approbation, approval, bravo, cheer, commendation, eulogy, homage, kudos, ovation, tribute
definition 2: vote by voice or applause, showing virtually unanimous approval; acclamation.
The winner will be decided by audience acclaim.
synonyms:
acclamation
similar words:
approval
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derivation: acclaimer (n.)
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