applaud


applaud
verb
1 clap your hands
ADVERB
enthusiastically, heartily, loudly, wildly

The audience applauded loudly.

politely
2 praise sb/sth
ADVERB
warmly, widely

The decision to save the company has been warmly applauded.

PHRASES
is to be applauded, should be applauded

His efforts to help people should be applauded.

Applaud is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑audience, ↑fan
Applaud is used with these nouns as the object: ↑courage, ↑decision, ↑effort, ↑move

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  • applaud — 1 Applaud, cheer, root mean to demonstrate one’s feeling, especially one’s approbation or joy, audibly and enthusiastically. Applaud specifically and usually implies hand clapping {it is not the custom to applaud preachers} {the audiences at… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Applaud — Ap*plaud , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Applauded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Applauding}.] [L. applaudere; ad + plaudere to clash, to clap the hands: cf. F. applaudir. Cf. {Explode}.] 1. To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Applaud — Ap*plaud , v. i. To express approbation loudly or significantly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • applaud — index honor, recommend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • applaud — (v.) late 15c. (implied in applauding), to express agreement or approval; to praise, from L. applaudere to clap the hands in approbation, to approve by clapping hands; to strike upon, beat, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + plaudere to clap (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • applaud — [v] clap for; express approval acclaim, approve, boost, cheer, commend, compliment, encourage, eulogize, extol, give a hand*, give ovation, glorify, hail, hear it for*, kudize*, laud, magnify, plug, praise, rave, recommend, root*; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • applaud — ► VERB 1) show approval by clapping. 2) express approval of: the world applauded his courage. ORIGIN Latin applaudere, from plaudere to clap …   English terms dictionary

  • applaud — [ə plôd′] vt., vi. [L applaudere < ad , to + plaudere, to clap hands, strike] 1. to show approval or enjoyment (of) by clapping the hands or by cheering, stamping the feet, etc. 2. to praise; approve; commend applauder n. applaudingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • applaud — applauder, n. applaudingly, adv. /euh plawd /, v.i. 1. to clap the hands as an expression of approval, appreciation, acclamation, etc.: They applauded wildly at the end of the opera. 2. to express approval; give praise; acclaim. v.t. 3. to clap… …   Universalium

  • applaud — 01. The audience [applauded] wildly when the band appeared on stage. 02. The great composer Beethoven was deaf in his later years, and couldn t hear the [applause] of his audiences. 03. I think Frederick should be [applauded] for his courage in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • applaud — ap|plaud [əˈplo:d US əˈplo:d] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: applaudere, from ad to + plaudere to applaud ] 1.) [I and T] to hit your open hands together to show that you have enjoyed a play, concert, speaker etc = ↑clap ▪ The audience… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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