acclaim (n.)

  1. enthusiastic approval; the book met with modest acclaim; he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd; they gave him more eclat than he really deserved

    [ Syn: acclamation , plaudits , plaudit , eclat ]

    acclaim (v.)

  1. praise vociferously; The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

    [ Syn: hail , herald ]

  2. clap ones hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    [ Syn: applaud , clap , spat ]

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