"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. verb
    declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
    “He was proclaimed King”
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    type of:
    entitle, title
    give a title to
  2. verb
    affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
    synonyms: predicate
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    assert, asseverate, maintain
    state categorically
  3. verb
    state or announce
    “The King will proclaim an amnesty”
    synonyms: exclaim, promulgate
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    proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
    proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
    proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
    type of:
    state emphatically and authoritatively
  4. verb
    praise, glorify, or honor
    synonyms: exalt, extol, glorify, laud
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    canonise, canonize
    treat as a sacred person
    exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise
    crack up
    rhapsodize about
    praise by singing a hymn
    type of:
    express approval of
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