ac-clāmo (adc.), āvi, ātum, 1, v. n., to raise a cry at, to shout at, to exclaim (in a friendly or hostile manner), with and without the dat.; also with the acc. of the thing called.
- I. To shout at in a hostile sense, to disapprove or blame by shouting (so partic. in the time of the republic): non metuo, ne mihi adclametis, cry out against, Cic. Brut. 73, 256; cf. id. Muren. 8; id. Piso, 65; id. Verr. 2, 48; id. Caecin. 28; so Sen. Ep. 47, 11; Suet. Galb. 20 al.: hostis omnibus, qui adclamassent, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 20; so Vell. 2, 4, 4; Suet. Caes. 70 al.
- II. After the Aug. period, to cry at with approbation, to shout applause, to approve with loud cries, to applaud, huzza: populus et miles Neroni Othoni adclamavit, Tac. H. 1, 78; Suet. Claud. 7; 27; id. Dom. 13 al.: prosequentibus cunctis servatorem liberatoremque adclamantibus, they applaud him with loud acclamations as their saviour and deliverer, Liv. 34, 50 fin.; so Tac. A. 1, 44 al.
Impers.: ei adclamatum est, Plin. Ep. 4, 9, 18.