"acclaims" in the noun sense
1. acclaim, acclamation, plaudits, plaudit, eclat
"the book met with modest acclaim"
"he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd"
"they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"
"acclaims" in the verb sense
1. acclaim, hail, herald
"The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
2. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
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