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.]
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.
Throughout the host proclaim
A solemn council forthwith to be held.
To outlaw by public proclamation.
I heard myself proclaimed.
Syn. -- To publish; promulgate; declare; announce. See Announce.
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