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- First attested in the early 14th century.
- (to applaud): First attested in the 1630's.
- From Latin acclāmō (“raise a cry at; applaud”), formed from ad- + clāmō (“cry out, shout”).
- (transitive) To shout; to call out.
- (intransitive) To shout approval; to express great approval.
- (transitive, rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
- A glad acclaiming train. - Thomson
- (transitive, obsolete) To claim.
- (transitive) To declare by acclamations.
- While the shouting crowd / Acclaims thee king of traitors. - Smollett
- (Canada, politics) To elect to an office by having no opposition.
to shout applause
to declare by acclamations
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- Interlingua: acclamar
- First attested in 1667.
acclaim (plural acclaims)
- See also Wikisaurus:applause