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UK [prəˈkleɪm] / US verb [transitive]
Word forms "proclaim":
present tense I/you/we/they proclaim he/she/it proclaims present participle proclaiming past tense proclaimed past participle proclaimed
1)
a) to state something publicly

Abbot has always proclaimed his innocence of the charges.

proclaim (that):

They still proclaim that their policy was successful.

proclaim someone/something (to be) something:

a prime minister who proclaims himself a champion of the free market

b) used about a sign or notice that tells people something

posters proclaiming the merits of various soaps

Their banners proclaimed "Elections now".

2)
a) to announce something officially

The president proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the new republic.

proclaim someone/something something:

In 1882, Brazil proclaimed itself independent from Portugal.

b) to announce officially that a new country exists

The eastern islands proclaimed a separate republic of their own.

3) to be a clear sign of something

The house's drawn curtains and closed windows seemed to proclaim its emptiness.


English dictionary. 2014.

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