Acclaim vs Exclamation - What's the difference?

acclaim | exclamation |


As nouns the difference between acclaim and exclamation

is that acclaim is (poetic) an acclamation; a shout of applause while exclamation is a loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.

As a verb acclaim

is (archaic|transitive) to shout; to call out.

acclaim

English

Etymology 1

* First attested in the early 14th century. * (to applaud) First attested in the 1630's. * From (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • (archaic) To shout; to call out.
  • To shout approval; to express great approval.
  • * 1911 , (Saki), The Chronicles of Clovis
  • *:The design, when finally developed, was a slight disappointment to Monsieur Deplis, who had suspected Icarus of being a fortress taken by Wallenstein in the Thirty Years' War, but he was more than satisfied with the execution of the work, which was acclaimed by all who had the privilege of seeing it as Pincini's masterpiece.
  • (rare) To salute or praise with great approval; to compliment; to applaud; to welcome enthusiastically.
  • * A glad acclaiming train. - Thomson
  • (obsolete) To claim.
  • To declare by acclamations.
  • * While the shouting crowd / Acclaims thee king of traitors. - Smollett
  • (Canada, politics) To elect to an office by having no opposition.
  • Derived terms
    * acclaimable * acclaimer

    Etymology 2

    * First attested in 1667.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (poetic) An acclamation; a shout of applause.
  • (obsolete) A claim.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    exclamation

    English

    (Webster 1913)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
  • A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
  • A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; – also called an exclamation point.
  • Derived terms

    * exclamation mark * exclamation point

    Anagrams

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