acclaim noun [ U ]
public approval and praise
Despite the critical acclaim, the novel did not sell well.
Hamlet was played by Romania’s leading actor, Ion Caramitrou, to rapturous acclaim.
acclaim verb [ T often passive ]
to give public approval and praise
She was universally/widely/publicly acclaimed for her contribution to the discovery.
She is being acclaimed (= publicly recognized) as the greatest dancer of her generation.
an acclaimed artist/writer/poet
‘Dinner Party’, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Bill Davies, was made into a film last year.