• WordNet 3.6
    • v acclaim praise vociferously "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
    • v acclaim clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
    • n acclaim enthusiastic approval "the book met with modest acclaim","he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd","they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Japan public contests were held to see who in a town could break wind loudest and longest. Winners were awarded many prizes and received great acclaim.
    • n Acclaim Acclamation.
    • Acclaim To applaud. "A glad acclaiming train."
    • Acclaim To declare by acclamations. "While the shouting crowd Acclaims thee king of traitors."
    • v. i Acclaim To shout applause.
    • Acclaim To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • acclaim To applaud; treat with words or sounds of joy or approval.
    • acclaim To declare or salute by acclamation.
    • acclaim To make acclamation; shout applause.
    • n acclaim A shout of joy; acclamation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Acclaim to declare by acclamation
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  • Albert Einstein
    “It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.”
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    “Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. acclamare,; ad, + clamare, to cry out. See Claim Clamor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. acclamāread, to, clamāre, -ātum, to shout. See Claim.


In literature:

The party was greeted by the Russians with great acclaim, and it was showered with gifts and honors.
"Presentation Pieces in the Museum of History and Technology" by Margaret Brown Klapthor
Dolly successively suppressed the joyous acclaim which instinctively rose from her whole being at the sight; but she ate.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
Fraulein Unger, the soprano, gently takes his arm and turns him round to front the acclaiming multitude.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8)" by Various
Praxiteles moulded a goddess in clay, and we still acclaim him after the lapse of some two thousand years.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
This was carried with acclaim.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
The next day Marsh proposed a parade, and the Farm took it up with prompt acclaim.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
All the people, high and low, streamed together, to acclaim her.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Conqueror, new, acclaimed, I hated thee!
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
He had rather been looking forward to public kudos and acclaim.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
Within a month Europe would acclaim him reverently.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

In poetry:

I am no thankless ingrate,
Kindler of my life's flame!
I own thee king of bounty,
Thy lavish gifts acclaim.
"The Eternal Infant" by Manmohan Ghose
Go forth, and then the sacred fire
Of thy genius to the laurel may aspire ;
To spread around the fame,
And in victory acclaim, Through wider spheres the human name.
"To the Philippine Youth " by Jose Rizal
How shall the world remember? Men forget:
Our dead are all too many even for Fame!
Man's justice kneels to kings, and pays no debt
To those who never courted her acclaim.
"Victory" by Alfred Noyes
Yet it may be that I have missed
Something that only they who tryst,
Not with the sequence of events
But with their viewless Immanence,
Find and acclaim with spirit-sense.
"The Athiest" by Cale Young Rice
O more than conquerors! hark the loud acclaim
Earth sends to heaven, and heaven returns the same:
"Glory to God on high, good-will to men,
Peace, peace on earth, Amen, yea, and Amen!"
"The Two Conquerors" by Janet Hamilton
These speak of Thee with loud acclaim:
They thunder forth Thy praise,
The glorious honor of Thy Name,
The wonders of Thy ways;
But Thou art not in tempest-flame,
Nor in day’s glorious blaze.
"Beyond, beyond that boundless sea," by Josiah Conder

In news:

After releasing two acclaimed albums in the mid-2000s, the members of Brooklyn-based indie rock ensemble Clap Your Hands Say Yeah took a break.
While fairly unknown in the US, Magnason is an acclaimed author in his native Iceland.
The internationally acclaimed designer Jaime Hayon takes us on a personal tour of his newly renovated home in Valencia, Spain, offering decorating tips along the way.
Acclaim Entertainment Inc said today that it had agreed to buy Iguana Entertainment Inc, which helped Acclaim develop two popular sports-based video games.
His lighting designs, whether lamps for production or one-of-a-kind installations, are widely acclaimed, yet they are not slick, nor are they conventionally pretty.
An acclaimed import (" In Darkness "), a comic adaptation ("Ghost Rider.
Internationally acclaimed Polish director Agnieszka Holland has made Baltimore her favorite US location.
In Darkness ,' directed and co-written by Agnieszka Holland (director of 1991's acclaimed 'Europa Europa'), is the powerful story of how a greedy conniver becomes a savior.
A 14-year-old Pakistani activist who won international acclaim for speaking out for girls denied education under the Taliban was shot and seriously wounded in Pakistan on her way home from school, authorities said.
A Pakistani activist who won international acclaim for speaking out for girls who were denied education under the Taliban was shot and seriously wounded in Pakistan on her way home from school, authorities said.
The acclaimed Wine Cask Restaurant's more casual eats.
The ballet's costume designer, Arthur Oliver, has won international acclaim for his works for opera, theater and ballet.
Third annual Olympus Invision Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month showcases work by acclaimed photographers and spotlights local emerging talent in a big way.
Acclaimed photographers Joyce Tenneson, Joe McNally, Zoe Strauss and Olympus' Jay Dickman will headline the event's presenters.
The siblings won much acclaim, and a Golden Bear in Berlin, for their new film "Caesar Must Die.".

In science:

As Shalizi has shown, Dembski has demonstrated in his paper an amazing lack of fam iliar ity with the l itera ture in the f ield of which he has been acclaimed an exper t.
Defining Complexity: A Commentary to a paper by Charles H. Bennett
Of course, as soon as there are candidates there will be acclaim for the discovery of dark matter, but the question is too important to ignore the need for a proper calculation of the relic density.
Dark Matter and LHC: What is the Connection?
We are fully aligned with both of these these sentiments, and indeed have come to suspect that the latter will receive nontrivial acclaim as an outright alternative to what we have now come to view as very restrictive accounts in political science.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
Let f ′ : hH ′ , +i → hH, ⊕i be the acclaimed isomorphism of local groups.
Definable groups as homomorphic images of semilinear and field-definable groups
Although the authors of , are acclaimed for their contribution to the field of QIF through their accuracy-based analysis, their metric allows the respect for reality (element E2) to attenuate the quality of flow quan tification (element E1).
Refining a Quantitative Information Flow Metric