proclaim

"I proclaim the Olympic Games open." Every two years with words similar to these, the Olympic games officially begin. To proclaim is to exclaim or declare.

When you proclaim something, you are saying it loud and clear and in public. A doctor can proclaim you healthy after you have recovered from a long illness. The panel of judges may have trouble proclaiming the winner in a very tight race. What you are saying out loud can be called a proclamation. Proclamations were once only made by Kings or other ruling leaders which is why the word proclaim has an official feeling to it.

Definitions of proclaim
1

v declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles

“He was proclaimed King”
Type of:
entitle, title
give a title to

v affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

Synonyms:
predicate
Type of:
assert, asseverate, maintain
state categorically

v state or announce

“The King will proclaim an amnesty”
Synonyms:
exclaim, promulgate
Types:
declare
proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
trumpet
proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
clarion
proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
Type of:
declare
state emphatically and authoritatively

v praise, glorify, or honor

Synonyms:
exalt, extol, glorify, laud
Types:
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canonise, canonize
treat as a sacred person
ensky
exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
crack up
rhapsodize about
hymn
praise by singing a hymn
Type of:
praise
express approval of

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