pro·claim /prō-'klām/ vt: to declare or declare to be solemnly, officially, or formally
proclaim an amnesty

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb advertise, air, announce, annunciate, assert, asseverate, blare, blaze abroad, broach, broadcast, bruit, call out, circulate, communicate, cry, declarare, declare, disseminate, divulge, enounce, exclaim, gazette, give notice of, give out, hawk about, herald, inform, make a proclamation, make known, make public, noise abroad, praedicare, promulgate, pronuntiare, propagate, publicize, publish, release, report, set forth, sing out, sound forth, spread abroad, state, tell, thunder forth, trumpet, utter, ventilate II index affirm (claim), annunciate, appoint, argue, avouch (avow), avow, bear (adduce), certify (attest), circulate, command, communicate, convey (communicate), declaim, declare, decree, disclose, divulge, enunciate, express, herald, inform (notify), issue (publish), manifest, notify, observe (remark), plead (allege in a legal action), posit, post, prescribe, profess (avow), promulgate, pronounce (speak), propagate (spread), publish, report (disclose), signify (inform), speak, utter

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To announce or publish; to make an official or public declaration.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


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  • Proclaim — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make known by public announcement; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proclaim — (v.) late 14c., from L. proclamare cry or call out, from pro forth (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + clamare to cry out (see CLAIM (Cf. claim) (v.)). Related: Proclaimed; proclaiming …   Etymology dictionary

  • proclaim — *declare, announce, publish, advertise, promulgate, broadcast Analogous words: *reveal, disclose, discover, divulge, tell: voice, utter, vent, ventilate (see EXPRESS vb): *inform, apprise …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • proclaim — [v] advertise, make known affirm, announce, annunciate, blast, blaze, blazon, broadcast, call, circulate, declare, demonstrate, disseminate, enunciate, evidence, evince, exhibit, expound, get on a soapbox*, give out, herald, illustrate, indicate …   New thesaurus

  • proclaim — ► VERB 1) announce officially or publicly. 2) declare (someone) officially or publicly to be. 3) indicate clearly. DERIVATIVES proclamation noun. ORIGIN Latin proclamare cry out …   English terms dictionary

  • proclaim — [prō klām′, prəklām′] vt. [ME proclamen < MFr proclamer < L proclamare < pro , before + clamare, to cry out: see PRO 1 & CLAMOR] 1. to announce officially; announce to be 2. to show to be [acts that proclaimed him a friend] 3. Rare to… …   English World dictionary

  • Proclaim! — infobox television show name = Proclaim! caption = format = News program, Catholic Mass runtime = Proclaim! 30 Minutes Altoona Johnstown Diocese Mass 60 Minutes creator = Deacon John Sroka host = Rev. Chuck Bridges, Bishop Joseph V. Adamec,… …   Wikipedia

  • proclaim */ — UK [prəˈkleɪm] / US verb [transitive] Word forms proclaim : present tense I/you/we/they proclaim he/she/it proclaims present participle proclaiming past tense proclaimed past participle proclaimed 1) a) to state something publicly Abbot has… …   English dictionary

  • proclaim — Announce An*nounce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Announced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Announcing}.] [OF. anoncier, F. annoncer, fr. L. annuntiare; ad + nuntiare to report, relate, nuntius messenger, bearer of news. See {Nuncio}, and cf. {Annunciate}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proclaim — verb ADVERB ▪ loudly ▪ formally, officially ▪ openly, publicly ▪ proudly, triumphantly …   Collocations dictionary

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