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4 definitions found
 for proclaim
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Proclaim \Pro*claim"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proclaimed; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Proclaiming.] [OE. proclamen, L. proclamare; pro
     before, forward + clamare to call or cry out: cf. F.
     proclamer. See Claim.]
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     1. To make known by public announcement; to give wide
        publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to
        declare; as, to proclaim war or peace.
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              To proclaim liberty to the captives.  --Isa. lxi. 1.
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              For the apparel oft proclaims the man. --Shak.
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              Throughout the host proclaim
              A solemn council forthwith to be held. --Milton.
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     2. To outlaw by public proclamation.
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              I heard myself proclaimed.            --Shak.
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     Syn: To publish; promulgate; declare; announce. See
          Announce.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Announce \An*nounce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Announcing.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L.
     annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius
     messenger, bearer of news. See Nuncio, and cf.
     Annunciate.]
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     1. To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known;
        to publish; to proclaim.
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              Her [Q. Elizabeth's] arrival was announced through
              the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts.
                                                    --Gilpin.
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     2. To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
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              Publish laws, announce
              Or life or death.                     --Prior.
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     Syn: To proclaim; publish; make known; herald; declare;
          promulgate.
  
     Usage: To Publish, Announce, Proclaim, Promulgate. We
            publish what we give openly to the world, either by
            oral communication or by means of the press; as, to
            publish abroad the faults of our neighbors. We
            announce what we declare by anticipation, or make
            known for the first time; as, to announce the speedy
            publication of a book; to announce the approach or
            arrival of a distinguished personage. We proclaim
            anything to which we give the widest publicity; as, to
            proclaim the news of victory. We promulgate when
            we proclaim more widely what has before been known by
            some; as, to promulgate the gospel.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  proclaim
      v 1: declare formally; declare someone to be something; of
           titles; "He was proclaimed King"
      2: state or announce; "`I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed";
         "The King will proclaim an amnesty" [syn: proclaim,
         exclaim, promulgate]
      3: affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of; "The speech
         predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"
         [syn: predicate, proclaim]
      4: praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's
         children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud,
         extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "proclaim":
     advertise, affirm, allege, announce, annunciate, antecede,
     antedate, anticipate, argue, articulate, assert, assever,
     asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, be before, be early, bid, blare,
     blare forth, blaze, blaze abroad, blazon, blazon about, brand,
     broadcast, bruit about, call on, call the signals, call upon,
     celebrate, characterize, charge, circulate, come before, command,
     commission, contend, cry, cry out, declaim, declare, decree,
     demonstrate, dictate, direct, disseminate, dogmatize, enjoin,
     enunciate, evidence, evince, exhibit, express, forerun,
     give an order, give notice, give the word, go before, harbinger,
     have, herald, herald abroad, hold, illustrate, insist, instruct,
     issue a command, issue a manifesto, issue a writ, lay down,
     maintain, make known, mandate, manifest, manifesto, mark, notify,
     nuncupate, oracle, oraculate, ordain, order, order about,
     pontificate, preannounce, precede, precurse, predate, predicate,
     preexist, profess, promulgate, pronounce, protest, publish, put,
     put it, quote, recite, relate, report, rule, run before, say,
     say the word, set down, shout, speak, speak out, speak up,
     stand for, stand on, state, submit, thunder, thunder forth,
     trumpet, trumpet forth, usher in, utter, vent, ventilate, voice
  
  

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