What does the word acclaim mean?

Usage examples for acclaim

  1. The active hands of a great navigator lay still, folded over the courageous heart that had long been broken; the heart that had been thrilled by the acclaim of the populace, and then chilled by the frowns of its sovereigns; the hands that had been bedecked with jewels by Ferdinand and Isabella, and later laden by them with chains. – Colorado--The Bright Romance of American History by F. C. Grable
  2. Earl Grey, Lord Holland, and the brilliant Canning wrote him letters of cordial acclaim; Walter Scott, the generous, the magnanimous, hailed him brother, and would always have his books by him; none of his poems appeared without the warmest welcome, the most discriminating and applausive criticism from Jeffrey, the first critic of his long day. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  3. If the world at large did not acclaim her, there was no lack of appreciation on the part of her fellow workers. – Gigolo by Edna Ferber