Etymology
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proclaim (v.)

"make known by public announcement, promulgate," especially by herald or crier, late 14c., proclamen, from Latin proclamare "cry or call out," from pro "forth" (from PIE root *per- (1) "forward") + clamare "to cry out" (from PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout"). Spelling altered by influence of claim. Related: Proclaimed; proclaiming; proclaimer.

updated on November 22, 2020

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Definitions of proclaim from WordNet

proclaim (v.)
declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles;
He was proclaimed King
proclaim (v.)
state or announce;
The King will proclaim an amnesty
Synonyms: exclaim / promulgate
proclaim (v.)
affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of;
Synonyms: predicate
proclaim (v.)
praise, glorify, or honor;
Synonyms: laud / extol / exalt / glorify
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