Definition of 'acclaim'
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No wonder then that she now couldn't care less about gaining critical acclaim. The Sun (2016)He recently put out two tracks, to critical and popular acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2017)A bold and aggressive infrastructure boost at a time of very low government borrowing costs would meet with near universal acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Despite its lack of sales success the debut album did receive critical acclaim. The Sun (2012)It won universal acclaim and is currently being turned into a film. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The book of the expedition and the film which followed received great acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His recordings enjoyed wide critical acclaim and he was held in high regard by his fellow musicians. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its lightness and mineral aromas won international acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Neither sought political influence or public acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It has not won universal acclaim from economists. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has also sold more than a billion records around the world to mass critical acclaim. The Sun (2009)Full international acclaim comes slowly to poets whose best work is in minority languages. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)That run of games appears to have bolstered his confidence considerably and his performances have won widespread acclaim in recent weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It did not win universal acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His sermons also won international acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His books have garnered international acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But his poetry remains his lasting legacy and earned him acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Christianity Today (2000)They've been performing to great acclaim across the world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By contrast, the new science kit has been met with widespread acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Would he have faced such a long, hard fight for public acclaim? Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a seminal work, receiving great acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The film won critical acclaim and four Oscar nominations. The Sun (2006)The movie opened on Friday to universal acclaim. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A last chance for her adoring public to acclaim her. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was the botanist who earned acclaim with the discovery of dozens of rare plants in his beloved Scottish isles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He will not allow himself to think about the future or be carried away by the widespread acclaim that greeted the victory over France. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Already released in the US to critical acclaim. The Sun (2014)But since going teetotal in 2010, he has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his theatre work. The Sun (2014)
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British English: acclaim VERB
If someone or something is acclaimed, they are praised enthusiastically.
The restaurant has been widely acclaimed for its excellent French cuisine.
British English: acclaim NOUN
Acclaim is public praise for someone or something.
She has won critical acclaim for her excellent performance.
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