Applaud
Applaud Ap*plaud", v. i. To express approbation loudly or significantly. [1913 Webster]

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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 — 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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