Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: proclamer, from Latin proclamare, from clamare 'to cry out'


pro‧claim [transitive] formal
1 to say publicly or officially that something important is true or exists [↪ proclamation]:
The President proclaimed the republic's independence.
proclaim that
Protesters proclaimed that the girl was innocent.
proclaim somebody something
His son was immediately proclaimed king.
2 to show something clearly or be a sign of something:
The stripes on her uniform proclaimed her seniority.

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