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English verb: exclaim

1. exclaim (communication) utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy


Samples`I won!' he exclaimed.
`Help!' she cried.
`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost.


ExamplesThey exclaim that there was a traffic accident


Synonymscall out, cry, cry out, outcry, shout


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)express, give tongue to, utter, verbalise, verbalize


Narrower (hyponym)aah, gee, ooh


Verb groupcall, call out, cry, holler, hollo, scream, shout, shout out, squall, yell

2. exclaim (communication) state or announce


Samples`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed.
The King will proclaim an amnesty.


Synonymsproclaim, promulgate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)clarion, declare, trumpet









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