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acclaimnoun [U]

uk   us   /əˈkleɪm/
publicapproval and ​praise: Despite the critical acclaim, the ​novel did not ​sell well. Hamlet was ​played by Ion Caramitrou torapturous acclaim.

acclaimverb [T often passive]

uk   us   /əˈkleɪm/
to give ​publicapproval and ​praise: She was ​universally/​widely/​publicly acclaimed for her ​contribution to the ​discovery. She is being acclaimed (= ​publiclyrecognized) as the ​greatestdancer of her ​generation.
acclaimed
adjective uk   us   /əˈkleɪmd/
C1 an acclaimed ​artist/​writer/​poet "Dinner Party", ​based on the critically acclaimed ​novel by Bill Davies, was made into a ​film last ​year.
(Definition of acclaim from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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acclaimnoun [U]

 us   /əˈkleɪm/

acclaim noun [U] (PRAISE)

enthusiasticapproval and ​praise: Despite ​critical acclaim, the TV show always ​ran third in the ​ratings.

acclaimverb [T]

 us   /əˈkleɪm/

acclaim verb [T] (ELECT)

Cdn to ​elect someone without ​opposition: Marion was acclaimed ​president of the ​club.
(Definition of acclaim from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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