Pro*claim" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proclaimed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Proclaiming.] [OE. proclamen, L. proclamare; pro before, forward + clamare to call or cry out: cf. F. proclamer. See Claim.]

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.

 

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