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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kleym]
    • /əˈkleɪm/
    • /əˈkleɪm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kleym]
    • /əˈkleɪm/

Definitions of acclaimed word

  • adjective acclaimed publicly acknowledged as excellent 3
  • verb with object acclaimed to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes. 1
  • verb with object acclaimed to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to acclaim the new king. 1
  • verb without object acclaimed to make acclamation; applaud. 1
  • noun acclaimed acclamation (defs 1, 2). 1
  • noun acclaimed Praise enthusiastically and publicly. 1

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Origin of acclaimed

First appearance:

before 1630
One of the 42% oldest English words
From the Latin word acclāmāre, dating back to 1630-40. See ac-, claim

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Parts of speech for Acclaimed


acclaimed popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

acclaimed usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acclaimed

adj acclaimed

  • renowned — celebrated; famous.
  • cheered — a shout of encouragement, approval, congratulation, etc.: The cheers of the fans filled the stadium.
  • hailed — to pour down on as or like hail: The plane hailed leaflets on the city.
  • lauded — to praise; extol.
  • praised — the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation.

adjective acclaimed

  • commended — to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend: to commend a friend to another; to commend an applicant for employment.
  • celebrated — A celebrated person or thing is famous and much admired.

Antonyms for acclaimed

noun acclaimed

  • blamed — damned
  • censured — strong or vehement expression of disapproval: The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.

verb acclaimed

  • criticized — to censure or find fault with.
  • condemned — A condemned man or woman is going to be executed.
  • discouraged — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.
  • reproached — to find fault with (a person, group, etc.); blame; censure.
  • berated — to scold; rebuke: He berated them in public.

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