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verb [transitive] proclaim pronunciation in British English /prəˈkleɪm/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleproclaiming
past tenseproclaimed
past participleproclaimed
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  1. 1
    to state something publicly
    Abbot has always proclaimed his innocence of the charges.
    proclaim (that): They still proclaim that their policy was successful.
    proclaim someone/something (to be) something: a prime minister who proclaims himself a champion of the free market
    1. a.
      used about a sign or notice that tells people something
      posters proclaiming the merits of various soaps
      Their banners proclaimed ‘Elections now’.
  2. 2
    to announce something officially
    The president proclaimed the sovereignty and independence of the new republic.
    proclaim someone/something something: In 1882, Brazil proclaimed itself independent from Portugal.
    1. a.
      to announce officially that a new country exists
      The eastern islands proclaimed a separate republic of their own.
  3. 3
    to be a clear sign of something
    The house’s drawn curtains and closed windows seemed to proclaim its emptiness.


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