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Main Entry: 1ac·claim
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressklamacrm
Function: verb
Etymology: from Latin acclamare, literally "to shout at," from ac-, ad- "to, toward" and clamare "to shout" --related to CLAIM, CLAMOR
1 : to welcome with applause or great praise <a novel acclaimed by the critics>
2 : to proclaim by or as if by acclamation
- ac·claim·er noun

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