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Meaning of APPLAUD

Pronunciation:  u'plod

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  express approval of; "I applaud your efforts"
  2. [v]  clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

APPLAUD is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: clap, spat
 Antonyms: boo, hiss
 See Also: acclaim, approve, bravo, cheer, gesticulate, gesture, hail, herald, motion, O.K., okay, praise, sanction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 significant sign.
             I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should
             applaud again.                        --Shak.
    2. To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend;
       to approve.
             By the gods, I do applaud his courage. --Shak.
    Syn: To praise; extol; commend; cry up; magnify; approve. See
  2. \Ap*plaud"\, v. i.
    To express approbation loudly or significantly.
Thesaurus Terms
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