Definition of acclaim in English:

acclaim

Line breaks: ac|claim
Pronunciation: /əˈkleɪm
 
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verb

[with object]

noun

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Origin

early 17th century (in the sense 'express approval'): from Latin acclamare, from ad- 'to' + clamare 'to shout'. The change in the ending was due to association with claim. Current senses date from the 17th century.

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