The verb acclaim means to praise someone or something enthusiastically. The noun acclaim is a public praise for someone or something.

Synonyms are applaud, hail, commendation, or kudos.

The word origins from Latin (14th century) acclamare meaning “to cry out at” (in Medieval Latin meaning “to claim”). It comes from ad meaning “to, toward” plus clamare meaning “cry out”.

The amateur actress has been acclaimed for her significant roles in both theatre and film.

She received critical acclaims for her excellent portrayal of true to life characters.

The popular author published several highly acclaimed novels before he retired.