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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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