Thursday, January 29, 2009

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Word of the Day for Thursday, January 29, 2009

acclaim \uh-KLEYM\, verb:

1. to welcome with loud approval; praise highly
2. a shout or show of approval

A day after abandoning his proposal to give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, Gov. Eliot Spitzer won the kind of wide acclaim from elected officials that he could not win for the proposal itself.
-- Nicholas Confessore and Raymond Hernandez, New York Times, 2007-11-15
H. Igor Ansoff, a retired educator and author whose visionary theories on strategic business manage-ment inspired worldwide acclaim died Sunday in Escondido.
-- Jack Williams, The San Diego Union-Tribune, 2002-07-16

c 1320 from Latin acclamare "to shout" from medieval Latin acclamare "to claim."

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