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acclaim

noun [U] uk   /əˈkleɪm/ us  
public approval and praise: Despite the critical acclaim, the novel did not sell well. Hamlet was played by Ion Caramitrou to rapturous acclaim.

acclaim

verb [T often passive] uk   /əˈkleɪm/ us  
to give public approval and praise: She was universally/widely/publicly acclaimed for her contribution to the discovery. She is being acclaimed (= publicly recognized) as the greatest dancer of her generation.
acclaimed
adjective uk   /əˈkleɪmd/ us  
C1 an acclaimed artist/writer/poet "Dinner Party", based on the critically acclaimed novel by Bill Davies, was made into a film last year.
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