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. 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