Acclaim - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈkleɪm|  American pronunciation of the word acclaim
Brit.  |əˈkleɪm|  British pronunciation of the word acclaim
- enthusiastic approval (syn: acclamation, eclat, plaudit, plaudits)
the book met with modest acclaim


- praise vociferously (syn: hail, herald)
- clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval (syn: applaud, clap, spat)


The critics have acclaimed her performance.

...she has long been acclaimed by the critics for her realistic acting...

Her performance in the ballet earned her critical acclaim.

She deserves acclaim for all her charitable works.

Angela Bassett has won critical acclaim for her excellent performance.

He was acclaimed as England's greatest modern painter.

His work was acclaimed by art critics.

The young singer is enjoying critical acclaim (=praise by people who are paid to give their opinion on art, music etc).

Their recordings have won great acclaim.

the book met with modest acclaim that point the filmmaker was at the crest of his critical acclaim, which included winning an Oscar...

...the composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim...

...the young soprano retains an unfeigned humility that is surprising, given the critical acclaim she has received...

The book came out last year to great critical acclaim (=critics said it was very good).

Kaplan's latest recording has received considerable popular acclaim (=it is liked by a lot of people).

Word forms

I/you/we/they: acclaim
he/she/it: acclaims
present participle: acclaiming
past tense: acclaimed
past participle: acclaimed
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