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Definition of the noun acclaim

What does acclaim mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acclaims

  1. enthusiastic approval

Alternative definition of the noun acclaim


  1. [poetic] An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  2. [obsolete] A claim.

Definition of the noun acclaim for high school students

    high praise
    • example: Greg's excellent poem won the acclaim of his friends.

The noun acclaim is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb acclaim

What does acclaim mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: acclaimed | acclaiming | acclaims

  1. praise vociferously
  2. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Alternative definition of the verb acclaim


  1. [transitive] To shout; to call out.
  2. [intransitive] To shout approval; to express great approval.
  3. [transitive] [rare] To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
  4. [transitive] [obsolete] To claim.
  5. [transitive] To declare by acclamations.
  6. [Canada] To elect to an office by having no opposition.


Acclaim a.k.a. Acclaim Entertainment was an American video game developer and publisher. It developed, published, marketed and distributed interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms, including Mega Drive/Genesis, Saturn, Dreamcast, and Game Gear, NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance, PlayStation and PlayStation 2, Xbox, personal computer systems and arcade games. It also released video games for the Sega Master System in Europe.


"Acclaim" a.k.a. "Cheers" is a film.

Phrases with Acclaim

  1. to acclaim
  2. Critical Acclaim

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acclaim

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Google previewGenius: A Very Short Introduction (2011)

by Andrew Robinson

'With only a double or triple handful of exceptions, everything we now freshly acclaim is a potential antique, and antiques made out of language wind up in dustbins, and not in auction houses or museums.' In classical music, two centuries after ...

Google previewFrom Edison to Marconi (2005)

The First Thirty Years of Recorded Music by David J. Steffen

Critical acclaim is the recognition of a musical performer's works by music critics or the musical artist's peers. Either group may make pub- lic comment on whether a performer's creative work has risen to a level that is on par with the highest ...

Google previewComedy, Youth, Manhood in Early Modern England (2003)

by Ira Clark

Shirley's acclaim is the complementary parallel and, likely, more frequently (if tacitly) approved tenet than a better known claim on behalf of theater. The positive promotion of plays as modeling, and thereby molding, social graces extends ...

Google previewDoing Good Or Doing Better (2009)

Development Policies in a Globalizing World by Monique Kremer, Peter van Lieshout, Robert Went

universal acclaim is the scarcity of theory and evidence-based research ...

Google previewThe Ideas of Biology (2012)

by John Tyler Bonner

In the field of genetics, the event that has produced the greatest recent public acclaim is the sequencing of the entire human genome, and it is indeed an enormous accomplishment. However, it is only a step, and even though it is a large one, ...

Google previewEmilia Pardo Bazan

Possibly the only reason why these novels have not attracted more public acclaim is that they deal with everyday domestic problems, difficulties which may seem trivial to many readers. Yet everywhere they reveal a mastery of style, ...

Google previewThe Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (2009)

by Sidney L. Landau

acclaim v. applaud, praise, welcome, hail, approve, laud, cheer, salute, extol, celebrate, congratulate. — n. applause ...

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

acclaim v. praise enthusiastiV cally. n. enthusiastic praise. acclamation n. acclimatize (or-ise) v. get used to new conditions. acclimatization n. accolade n. a thing given as a special honour or reward. accommodate v. 1 provide lodging or space ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

Acclaim. It is the expansion of original TV programming that made a significant impact on the growth trajectory of HBO. In 1990, this began with the sitcom The Larry Sanders Show, HBOs flagship series. By 1997, HBO had begun to produce ...

Google previewDC Comics Encyclopedia

was sold to the video game giant Acclaim Entertainment for $65 million.226 Along with the rest of the comics industry, Valiant's sales soon slumped as the speculative boom collapsed ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Ana acclaim, extol (see PRAISE) Ant hiss: boo -Con deride, taunt, *ridicule, mock 2 *commend, ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

license seal of ~: 6 cachet 8 sanction show ~: 4 buoy, clap, yell 5 cheer, elate, huzza, liven, pep up, shout, whoop 6 buck up, hoorah, hooray, hurrah, hurray, huzzah, perk up, praise, revive, scream, uplift 7 acclaim, applaud, elevate, enliven, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Weird Westerns (2016)

Supernatural and Science Fiction Elements in Novels, Pulps, Comics, Films, Television and Games, 2d ed. by Paul Green

Acclaim Comics further revamped the character when they purchased Valiant ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc (1816)

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Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

acclaim v. praise enthusiastically and publicly. n. enthusiastic public praise. – origin Latin acclamare. acclamation n. loud and enthusiastic approval or praise. acclimatize (or acclimatise) v. (acclimatizes, acclimatizing, acclimatized) adapt to a ...

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A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. (Lao-Tzu)
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The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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