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proclaim

verb [T] uk   /prəˈkleɪm/ us    /proʊ-/

proclaim verb [T] (ANNOUNCE)

formal to announce something publicly or officially, especially something positive: All the countries have proclaimed their loyalty to the alliance. Republican party members were confidently proclaiming victory even as the first few votes came in. [+ that] It was the famous speech in which he proclaimed that socialism was dead. [+ two objects] She was proclaimed Queen at the age of 13 after the sudden death of her father.Announcing, informing and stating

proclaim verb [T] (SHOW)

literary to show something or make it clear: Wearing scarves and hats which proclaimed their allegiance, the football fans flooded into the bar.Showing and demonstrating
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