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exclaim (v.)

"to cry out, speak with vehemence, make a loud outcry in words," 1560s, a back-formation from exclamation or else from French exclamer (16c.), from Latin exclamare "cry out loud, call out," from ex "out," perhaps here an intensive prefix (see ex-), + clamare "cry, shout, call" (from PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout"). Spelling influenced by claim. Related: Exclaimed; exclaiming.

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Definitions of exclaim from WordNet

exclaim (v.)
utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy;
`I won!' he exclaimed
Synonyms: cry / cry out / outcry / call out / shout
exclaim (v.)
state or announce;
`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed
Synonyms: proclaim / promulgate
From wordnet.princeton.edu