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}.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

To proclaim liberty to the captives. --Isa. lxi. 1. [1913 Webster]

For the apparel oft proclaims the man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Throughout the host proclaim A solemn council forthwith to be held. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To outlaw by public proclamation. [1913 Webster]

I heard myself proclaimed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To publish; promulgate; declare; announce. See {Announce}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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