pro·claim /proˈklem, prə-/
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.
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.
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"
4: praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's
children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud,
extol, exalt, glorify]