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English verb: proclaim

1. proclaim (communication) declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles


SamplesHe was proclaimed King.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun.
Somebody ----s somebody something


Broader (hypernym)entitle, title

2. proclaim (communication) state or announce


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


ExamplesThey proclaim that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsexclaim, promulgate


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


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)clarion, declare, trumpet

3. proclaim (communication) affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of


SamplesThe speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President.


Synonymspredicate


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


Broader (hypernym)assert, asseverate, maintain

4. proclaim (communication) praise, glorify, or honor


SamplesExtol the virtues of one's children.
Glorify one's spouse's cooking.


Synonymsexalt, extol, glorify, laud


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


Broader (hypernym)praise


Narrower (hyponym)canonise, canonize, crack up, ensky, hymn









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