• WordNet 3.6
    • v proclaim praise, glorify, or honor "extol the virtues of one's children","glorify one's spouse's cooking"
    • v proclaim state or announce "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed","The King will proclaim an amnesty"
    • v proclaim declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles "He was proclaimed King"
    • v proclaim affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of "The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: President Lincoln proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1863.
    • Proclaim To make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare; as, to proclaim war or peace. "To proclaim liberty to the captives.""For the apparel oft proclaims the man.""Throughout the host proclaim A solemn council forthwith to be held."
    • Proclaim To outlaw by public proclamation. "I heard myself proclaimed ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • proclaim To make known by public announcement; promulgate; announce; publish.
    • proclaim To make announcement concerning; publish; advertise, as by herald or crier: said of persons.
    • proclaim To apply prohibition to by a proclamation.
    • proclaim Synonyms Declare, Publish, Announce, Proclaim, etc. (see announce), blaze abroad, trumpet, blazon.
    • n proclaim A calling or crying out; proclamation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Proclaim prō-klām′ to cry aloud: to publish abroad: to announce officially
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  • Lewis Morris
    Lewis Morris
    “Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The apparel oft proclaims the man.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Proclaim not all thou knowest, all thou knowest, all thou hast, nor all thou cans't.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    “Wear your learning like a watch and do not pull it out merely to show you have it. If you are asked for the time, tell it; but do not proclaim it hourly unasked.”
  • James Branch Cabell
    James Branch Cabell
    “The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.”


Proclaim it from the rooftops - If something is proclaimed from the rooftops, it is made as widely known and as public as possible.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. proclamen, L. proclamare,; pro, before, forward + clamare, to call or cry out: cf. F. proclamer,. See Claim
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. proclamer—L. proclamārepro, out, clamāre, to cry.


In literature:

Selim proclaimed the rights of his subjects and their supremacy; and his words were confirmed by his deeds.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
The tongue is the glory of man; and with it the praise of God is proclaimed.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
He would proclaim his innocence, and not only proclaim it, but prove it.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
The sky cleared before daybreak and the rosy horizon proclaimed a fair sunrise.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
On the opposite side was seen Arminius, menacing furiously and proclaiming battle.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Whatever it distinctly proclaims must be true.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
According to him, God is not even proclaimed to be the Creator of the Universe.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Is it too late to trace her and proclaim her innocence!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Many of the Spaniards now wished to proclaim Scipio their king, but he refused the honor.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
I will then be proclaimed emperor in his place, and be married to you.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

Creatures with all their endless race
Thy power and praise proclaim;
But saints that taste thy richer grace
Delight to bless thy name.
"Psalm 145 part 2" by Isaac Watts
The spacious earth and spreading flood
Proclaim the wise and powerful God;
And thy rich glories from afar
Sparkle in every rolling star.
"Hymn 47" by Isaac Watts
People and realms of every tongue
Dwell on his love with sweetest song;
And infant voices shall proclaim
Their early blessings on his name.
"Psalm 72 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Wisdom, and power, and peace proclaim
The new-born Saviour's blessed name,
His glory stars to stars record,
Hosanna! to the highest! praise the Lord.
"Hymn For Christmas Day." by William Hayley
Then, in the future that we see,
Bamford, the Radical, shall live anew,
And be proclaim'd abroad, as he
Who fought for Freedom when her friends were few!
"Lines, to Mr. Samuel Bamford, on his seventy-sixth birthday, February 28th, 1864." by Samuel Bamford
Then the blood of the best and the bravest
Had poured like the rain on the sod,—
But the spirit of night stood between them,
Proclaiming the truce of their God.
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones

In news:

And what are we doing when we proclaim our faith in it.
Organized by the group "Restore the Constitution," self-proclaimed patriots rallied in DC and Viriginia for Second Amendment rights.
Bush proclaims September 11 'Patriot Day'.
Would one have confidence in a writer who begins a review of a study of the United States Constitution by proclaiming disbelief in the integrity of that document.
You can't join designer Phillip Lim's runway army without first making it pass casting director and self-proclaimed model sieve Daniel Peddle .
Upon his release from jail, the self-proclaimed "baddest man on the radio and internet" walked out of Shelby County Jail defiant as ever.
She is a self-proclaimed "animaniac".
I am confused why same-sex marriage is being proclaimed a civil right.
It is way too soon to proclaim success.
San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary Ovitt has, as of today, proclaimed a local emergency due to the confirmation of a swine flu case in San Bernardino County.
Meet Prussia , a self-proclaimed 'total stoner' who lost her virginity to Ben Kenobi.
Though it's quite popular to proclaim that design can change the world, even the best-laid plans aren't enough to make a difference on their own.
T was quite an Olympics for 18-year-old Cristina Teuscher of New Rochelle, N.Y. She was seen on national television spot announcements proclaiming, "I'm really proud to represent my country".
Ex-Katy coach proclaims innocence in wife's death.
Lucas Benavidez, center, was presented a certificate proclaiming him the 1,000th student enrolled at Mesalands Community College during the 2008 fall semester.

In science:

To satisfy it for X-ray lasers, one must achieve the peak power density as high as 1027 W/cm2 which is, nevertheless, within the proclaimed goals .
Cherenkov radiation and pair production by particles traversing laser beams
This believe stems from the fact the STR proclaimed that it is impossible for an inertial observer to detect their state of motion.
The Twin Paradox Revisited and Reformulated -- On the Possibility of Detecting Absolute Motion
The article draws its information from a single survey, which is not nearly enough material to proclaim any causal connection, surely not in the strong language used by the author. Furthermore, this survey was not a controlled experiment.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
These two observers could then proclaim their discovery of a vector which remains invariant under rotations.
Invariant lengths using existing Special Relativity
Proclaim (Theorem A) Let N (R) be the expansion of R by allRolle leaves over R.
Hausdorff limits of Rolle leaves