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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Proclaim \Pro*claim"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proclaimed; p. pr. & vb. n. Proclaiming.] [OE. proclamen, L. proclamare; pro before, forward + clamare to call or cry out: cf. F. proclamer. See Claim.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare; as, to proclaim war or peace. [1913 Webster] To proclaim liberty to the captives. --Isa. lxi. 1. [1913 Webster] For the apparel oft proclaims the man. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Throughout the host proclaim A solemn council forthwith to be held. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To outlaw by public proclamation. [1913 Webster] I heard myself proclaimed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To publish; promulgate; declare; announce. See Announce. [1913 Webster]