V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to state or announce something, especially publicly; 2. to declare someone to be something; 3. to honor, praise, or glorify

Synonyms: state, announce, declare, pronounce, extol


Tips: Proclaim comes from the Latin word proclamere, "to cry forth." When used to denote stating something aloud, proclaim is a very formal term. A proclamation is a public statement or announcement.

Usage Examples:

The couple proclaimed their love in front of family and friends. (stated, declared)

"I proclaim you to be a knight," said the queen. (pronounce, declare)

The small, island country proclaimed its independence from its occupiers. (declared, announced)

The Senator proclaimed victory only after all the votes had been counted. (declared, announced)

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