acclaim | acclamation

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Meaning(s)

public approval and praise

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acclaim - praise

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If you earn enthusiastic public approval or commendation for something you have said or done, then you have received ‘acclaim’. Such praise is much sought after and valued, which is why the word is almost always used in a positive context. More commonly encountered in written rather than spoken English.

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Antonyms denounce

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  1. The author’s new novel was met with widespread acclaim. It seems certain to become a commercial, as well as critical, success.

  2. Staff were buoyed by a visit from an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. He laid out a clear framework for success, both for them individually and for the company as a whole.

  3. The orchestra remained on stage at the end of the concert to receive the enthusiastic acclamation of the crowd.

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