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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  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. 
 
  To  proclaim  liberty  to  the  captives.  --Isa.  lxi.  1. 
 
  For  the  apparel  oft  proclaims  the  man.  --Shak. 
 
  Throughout  the  host  proclaim  A  solemn  council 
  forthwith  to  be  held.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  outlaw  by  public  proclamation. 
 
  I  heard  myself  proclaimed.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  publish;  promulgate;  declare;  announce.  See 
  {Announce}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  To  give  public  notice,  or  first  notice  of  to  make  known 
  to  publish;  to  proclaim. 
 
  Her  [Q.  Elizabeth's]  arrival  was  announced  through 
  the  country  by  a  peal  of  cannon  from  the  ramparts. 
  --Gilpin. 
 
  2.  To  pronounce;  to  declare  by  judicial  sentence. 
 
  Publish  laws,  announce  Or  life  or  death.  --Prior. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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:  {exclaim},  {promulgate}] 
  3:  affirm  or  declare  [syn:  {predicate}] 
  4:  praise,  glorify,  or  honor:  "extol  the  virtues  of  one's 
  children";  "glorify  one's  spouse's  cooking"  [syn:  {laud}, 
  {extol},  {exalt},  {glorify}] 




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