audience


audience
noun
1 group of people watching/listening to sth
ADJECTIVE
big, capacity, large, mass, packed, vast
broad, diverse, wide

The museum is trying to attract a wider audience.

select, small
appreciative, enthusiastic, receptive, sympathetic
hostile
captive
general, lay, mainstream

Most movies are designed to appeal to a mainstream audience.

core

His core audience is over the age of 35.

intended, potential, target, targeted
listening, viewing
cinema (BrE), live, movie (esp. AmE), radio, studio, television, TV
international, Western, worldwide

These artists remain relatively unknown to Western audiences.

VERB + AUDIENCE
address, perform to, play to

He prefers playing to live audiences.

regale

She regales her audience with funny stories.

attract, draw, pull in

Such a well-known politician should draw a big audience.

reach

We want to reach a younger target audience.

captivate, delight, engage, grip, thrill, wow (informal)

The movie has thrilled audiences throughout the country.

move

The audience was visibly moved.

educate, inform
convince, persuade

He was trying to convince his audience of his seriousness.

alienate

Some scenes in the movie risk alienating a female audience.

AUDIENCE + VERB
applaud, cheer, clap

The audience cheered loudly.

boo, jeer
laugh, roar

The audience roared with laughter.

gasp
react, respond
AUDIENCE + NOUN
participation
member
PREPOSITION
before an/the audience, in front of an/the audience

He felt nervous standing up in front of the large audience.

2 formal meeting with a very important person
ADJECTIVE
private
VERB + AUDIENCE
have
ask for, request, seek
give sb, grant sb

The Pope granted him an audience.

PREPOSITION
audience with

She sought a private audience with the Japanese emperor.


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  • audience — [ odjɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1160 « action d écouter »; lat. audientia, de audire « entendre » 1 ♦ Vx ou littér. Action de bien vouloir écouter qqn. ⇒ attention. « Je vous demande un moment d audience » (Molière). Par ext. Intérêt porté à qqch. par le… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • audience — AUDIENCE. s. fém. Attention qne l on donne à celui qui parle. Parlez, vous aurez audience. Prêtez moi audience. Donnez moi un moment d audience. Une audience favorable. En ce sens, il se dit plus particulièrement en parlant des Princes, des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • audience — AUDIENCE. s. f. Attention que l on donne à celuy qui parle. Parlez, vous aurez audience. prestez moy audience. une audience favorable. cela merite vostre audience, est digne de vostre audience. Il se dit plus particulierement en parlant des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • audience — au‧di‧ence [ˈɔːdiəns ǁ ˈɒː , ˈɑː ] noun [countable] the number or kind of people who watch or listen to something that is broadcast on radio or television, or listen to a particular type of music: • The ad was broadcast on all major channels,… …   Financial and business terms

  • audience — Audience, Audientia. Donner audience, Fauere linguis. B. Donner audience à aucun, Le laisser parler, Orationem alicui dare, Inducere causam, vel cognitionem. B. ex Plinio iuniore. Donner audience, Prester l oreille, Dare aures suas alicui. Donner …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Audience — Au di*ence, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See {Audible}, a.] 1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds. [1913 Webster] Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Admittance to a hearing; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • audience — Au di*ence, n. [F. audience, L. audientia, fr. audire to hear. See {Audible}, a.] 1. The act of hearing; attention to sounds. [1913 Webster] Thou, therefore, give due audience, and attend. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Admittance to a hearing; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • audience — late 14c., the action of hearing, from O.Fr. audience, from L. audentia a hearing, listening, from audientum (nom. audiens), prp. of audire to hear, from PIE compound *au dh to perceive physically, grasp, from root *au to perceive (Cf. Gk.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • audience — [n1] group observing an entertainment or sporting event admirers, assemblage, assembly, congregation, crowd, devotees, fans, following, gallery, gathering, hearers, house, listeners, market, moviegoers, onlookers, patrons, playgoers, public,… …   New thesaurus

  • audience — index assemblage, bystander, collection (assembly), confrontation (act of setting face to face), congregation, interview, session …   Law dictionary

  • audience — / ɔ:djəns/, it. / ɔdjens/ s. ingl. [dal lat. audientia ], usato in ital. al femm., invar. (massm.) 1. [insieme di chi assiste a una trasmissione radiotelevisiva] ▶◀ ascoltatori, pubblico, (non com.) udienza. 2. (estens.) [dato percentuale… …   Enciclopedia Italiana


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