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English noun: acclaim

1. acclaim (communication) enthusiastic approval


SamplesThe book met with modest acclaim.
He acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd.
They gave him more eclat than he really deserved.


Synonymsacclamation, eclat, plaudit, plaudits


Broader (hypernym)approval, commendation


English verb: acclaim

1. acclaim (communication) praise vociferously


SamplesThe critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein.


ExamplesSam and Sue acclaim the movie


Synonymshail, herald


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)applaud

2. acclaim (communication) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval


Synonymsapplaud, clap, spat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion


Narrower (hyponym)bravo


Entailapprove, O.K., okay, sanction


Antonymsboo, hiss









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