Introduction to the verb acclamer
The English translation of the French verb acclamer is to acclaim or to cheer. It is pronounced “ah-kla-may”.
The word acclamer originates from the Latin word “acclamare”, meaning “to shout, to acclaim”. In everyday French, it is commonly used in the Plus-que-parfait tense, which is the past perfect tense in English.
Here are three simple examples of acclamer in the Plus-que-parfait tense and their English translations:
- J’avais acclamé sa performance au concert. (I had acclaimed his performance at the concert.)
- Tu avais acclamé l’équipe victorieuse. (You had cheered for the winning team.)
- Ils avaient acclamé le président lors de son discours. (They had applauded the president during his speech.)
Table of the Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense Conjugation of acclamer
|J’avais acclamé le chanteur.
|I had cheered for the singer.
|tu avais acclamé
|Tu avais acclamé l’équipe.
|You had cheered for the team.
|il avait acclamé
|Il avait acclamé le président.
|He had cheered for the president.
|elle avait acclamé
|Elle avait acclamé le film.
|She had cheered for the movie.
|on avait acclamé
|On avait acclamé le spectacle.
|One had cheered for the show.
|nous avions acclamé
|Nous avions acclamé le héros.
|We had cheered for the hero.
|vous aviez acclamé
|Vous aviez acclamé l’artiste.
|You had cheered for the artist.
|ils avaient acclamé
|Ils avaient acclamé les joueurs.
|They had cheered for the players.
|elles avaient acclamé
|Elles avaient acclamé les acteurs.
|They had cheered for the actors.
Other Conjugations for Acclamer.
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Acclamer – About the French Plus-que-parfait (Pluperfect) Tense
Common everyday usage patterns
Sequencing of past events
Hypothetical or reported speech
Interactions with other tenses
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