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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·claim /proˈklem, prə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·claim v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proclaimed p. pr. & vb. n. Proclaiming.]
 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)

 An·nounce v. t. [imp. & p. p. Announced p. pr. & vb. n. Announcing ]
 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) 2.0

      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 as an attribute or quality of; "The speech
         predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"
         [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]