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pro·claim

proclaim

 
 
pronunciation:
pr kleIm
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: proclaims, proclaiming, proclaimed
definition 1: to announce or declare officially or publicly.
The government has proclaimed a new public holiday.The rebels proclaimed independence for their country.The newspaper proclaimed her the winner.[verb + object + object ] Few people believed the story until authorities proclaimed it true.[verb + smby/smth + noun/adj ] A specialist proclaimed the document to be authentic.[verb + smby/smth + to be + noun/adj ] The decree from the czar proclaimed that the serfs were now free.[verb + (that) + clause ]
synonyms:
announce, declare, herald
similar words:
adjudge, allege, blare, blaze, blazon, call, decree, introduce, knell, ordain, profess, promulgate, pronounce, publicize, publish, sing, trumpet
definition 2: to make known openly or unmistakably.
Her achievements proclaim her ability.
synonyms:
herald
similar words:
affirm, announce, declare, disclose, reveal, signal, trumpet
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derivation: proclaimer (n.)
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