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acclaim (verb) to praise or welcome publicly; to cheer; to applaud.
When you make a speech to the liking of your audience, they praise you and give their applause; that is, they acclaim your speech. An actor's performance in a movie is acclaimed if every one finds it worthy of praise. Acclaim means praising in writing also. The media acclaim your performance, when they have only praise for you.
- Every one who watched his movie could not but acclaim his tremendous performance.
- Einstein's discovery of the theory of relativity has been acclaimed as an epoch making discovery in the field of physics.