ac·claim

[uhkleym]

verb (used with object)

1.  To welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes.
2.  To announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to acclaim the new king.
verb (used without object)
3.  To make acclamation; applaud.

noun
4.  Acclamation (  defs 1, 2 ) .