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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Ac*claim"
  1. To applaud."A glad acclaimingtrain." [Thomson.]
  2. To declare by acclamations."While the shouting crowd Acclaims thee king of traitors." [Smollett.]
  3. To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.

Etymology: L. acclamare; ad + clamare to cry out. See Claim Clamor

verb Ac*claim"
To shout applause.
noun Ac*claim"
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Enthusiastic approval ("the book met with modest acclaim")
  2. Praise vociferously
  3. Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
  • First attested in the early 14th century.
  • (to applaud): First attested in the 1630's.
  • From Latin acclāmō (“raise a cry at; applaud”), formed from ad- + clāmō (“cry out, shout”).
  • First attested in 1667.
  1. (poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  2. (obsolete) A claim.

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    Past life for Acclaim born Nov 13, 1927

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

    You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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