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Synonyms for acclaim
əˈkleɪmac·claim

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. acclaim

    Praise is the hearty approval of an individual, or of a number or multitude considered individually, and is expressed by spoken or written words; applause, the spontaneous outburst of many at once. Applause is expressed in any way, by stamping of feet, clapping of hands, waving of handkerchiefs, etc., as well as by the voice; acclamation is the spontaneous and hearty approval of many at once, and strictly by the voice alone. Thus one is chosen moderator by acclamation when he receives a unanimous viva voce vote; we could not say he was nominated by applause. Acclaim is the more poetic term for acclamation, commonly understood in a loftier sense; as, a nation's acclaim. Plaudit is a shout of applause, and is commonly used in the plural; as, the plaudits of a throng. Applause is also used in the general sense of praise. Approbation is a milder and more qualified word than praise; while praise is always uttered, approbation may be silent. "Approbation speaks of the thing or action.... Praise is always personal." A. W. and J. C. Hare Guesses at Truth first series, p. 549. [Macmillan & Co. '66.] Acceptance refers to an object or action; approbation may refer to character or natural traits. Approval always supposes a testing or careful examination, and frequently implies official sanction; approbation may be upon a general view. The industry and intelligence of a clerk win his employer's approbation; his decision in a special instance receives his approval. Praise is always understood as genuine and sincere, unless the contrary is expressly stated; compliment is a light form of praise that may or may not be sincere; flattery is insincere and ordinarily fulsome praise.

    Synonyms:
    acclamation, adulation, applause, approbation, approval, cheering, cheers, compliment, encomium, eulogy, flattery, laudation, panegyric, plaudit, praise, sycophancy

    Antonyms:
    abuse, animadversion, blame, censure, condemnation, contempt, denunciation, disapprobation, disapproval, disparagement, hissing, ignominy, obloquy, reproach, reproof, repudiation, scorn, slander, vilification, vituperation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclatverb

    enthusiastic approval

    "the book met with modest acclaim"; "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"; "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"

    Synonyms:
    plaudits, acclamation, eclat, plaudit, pomp

  2. acclaim, hail, heraldverb

    praise vociferously

    "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

    Synonyms:
    herald, clap, announce, hail, applaud, harbinger, foretell, annunciate, come, spat

  3. applaud, clap, spat, acclaimverb

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    Synonyms:
    clap, spat, herald, applaud, hail

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. acclaimnoun

    Synonyms:
    ACCLAMATION

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  1. List of paraphrases for "acclaim":

    acclamation

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How to use acclaim in a sentence?

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    I worry that this president, in his eagerness to strike a deal and get the acclaim and a photo op, will strike a quick one and a bad one, not a strong one, not a lasting one.

  2. Oprah Winfrey:

    I'd like to do more films, but to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award means more to me than any film, any acclaim, even an Oscar, because what it says is you all get it.

  3. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.

  4. Lao-Tzu:

    A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him.

  5. Cat Ellington:

    After you have done your work—challenging as it may have been to complete—and released it in the marketplace, be not concerned with sales, reviews, critical acclaim, or anything else of the like... After you've written and published a book, you're now an AUTHOR. And that great honor can NEVER be taken away from you, no matter what.


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  • هتافArabic
  • акламирам, аплодирам, одобрявам бурно, провъзгласявамBulgarian
  • চিৎকার করা, প্রশংসাধ্বনিBengali
  • klatschen, applaudieren, zujubelnGerman
  • aclamación, gritar, aplaudir, aclamarSpanish
  • osoittaa suosiotaanFinnish
  • applaudir, acclamer, déclamerFrench
  • megtapsolHungarian
  • reclamare, acclamare, applaudireItalian
  • loven, toejuichen, prijzen, applaudiseren, juichen, uitroepenDutch
  • clamar, aclamar, reclamarPortuguese
  • провозглашать, кричать, провозгласить, аплодировать, одобрять, приветствоватьRussian

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