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English definition of “acclaim”

acclaim

verb [T often passive]     /əˈkleɪm/
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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down acclaimed     /əˈkleɪmd/ adjective C1 an acclaimed artist/writer/poet 'Dinner Party', based on the critically acclaimed novel by Bill Davies, was made into a film last year.Fame and famous
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