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acclaim
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Definition to praise enthusiastically and publicly — sometimes choosing without opposition or a formal vote
  • It's a critically acclaimed movie.
acclaimed = popularly and enthusiastically praised
  • The book was released to great acclaim.
  • acclaim = enthusiastic public praise
  • Maya Angelou is an acclaimed poet and storyteller.
  • acclaimed = popularly and enthusiastically praised
  • She was chosen by acclaim to be the next chairperson.
  • acclaim = choosing without opposition or formal vote
  • Jack started to protest but the clamor changed from the general wish for a chief to an election by acclaim of Ralph himself.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • acclaim = enthusiastic choice without a formal vote
  • Isaac Moritz, acclaimed author of six novels including The Remedy, which won the National Book Award, died Tuesday night.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • acclaimed = popularly and enthusiastically praised
  • They didn't have someone like my dad to provide them with factoids about every movie playing on cable, or my mom to paraphrase entire life biographies of Hollywood's most awarded and acclaimed actors.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • acclaimed = popularly and enthusiastically praised
  • The master's wife called him the "Blessed Wolf," which name was taken up with acclaim and all the women called him the Blessed Wolf.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • The first volume of This I Believe achieved critical acclaim and was a national bestseller, unusual for a collection of essays.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The fourth and fifth were too small and the sixth brought acclaim from everyone, induding Mother, who joined in the Gees, Goshes, and Look-at-thats!
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • I've even prepared in case my Ozarks friends Jeff and Greta show up, nosing around for acclaim or cash.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • That was received with hoarse acclaims by all except Gulden.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Jack Torrance, acclaimed playwright and winner of the New York Critics Circle Award.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Here are my pipes, and here are you two gentlemen who are baith acclaimed pipers.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • Winnie Holzman is a writer and director acclaimed for her empathy with teenagers in her cult TV series, My So-Called Life.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • It breeds as quickly as the yeoman, and as soundly; strong is the temptation to acclaim it as a super-yeoman, who carries his country's virtue overseas.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • The Two ADMIRERS also shout their 114 acclaim, jump about, without being able to see anything of what is presumed to be happening in the wings.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  The Leader
  • Anything connected with violence, fighting, or the improvement of their skills as potential street fighters was always acclaimed by the boys.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I would be cured of my condition, he would be acclaimed for a wonderful medical breakthrough.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The cover read: HOLY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL The Acclaimed International Bestseller Sophie glanced up.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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