applaud

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 Applaud — Ap*plaud , v. i. To express approbation loudly or significantly. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 applaud — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French aplaudir, from Latin applaudere, from ad + plaudere to applaud Date: 15th century intransitive verb to express approval especially by clapping the hands transitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 applaud — verb 1 clap your hands ADVERB ▪ enthusiastically, heartily, loudly, wildly ▪ The audience applauded loudly. ▪ politely 2 praise sb/sth ADVER …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 applaud — v. to applaud heartily, loudly * * * [ə plɔːd] loudly to applaud heartily …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 applaud — [[t]əplɔ͟ːd[/t]] applauds, applauding, applauded 1) VERB When a group of people applaud, they clap their hands in order to show approval, for example when they have enjoyed a play or concert. The audience laughed and applauded... [V n] Every… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 applaud — UK [əˈplɔːd] / US [əˈplɔd] verb Word forms applaud : present tense I/you/we/they applaud he/she/it applauds present participle applauding past tense applauded past participle applauded 1) [intransitive/transitive] to show that you enjoyed someone …

    English dictionary

  • 17 applaud — ap•plaud [[t]əˈplɔd[/t]] v. i. 1) to clap the hands together in approval or appreciation 2) to clap the hands together in approval or appreciation of: to applaud a speech[/ex] 3) to express approval of; praise: to applaud a person s ambition[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 applaud — /əˈplɔd / (say uh plawd) verb (i) 1. to express approval by clapping the hands, shouting, etc. 2. to give praise; express approval. –verb (t) 3. to praise or show approval of by clapping the hands, shouting, etc.: to applaud an actor. 4. to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 applaud — verb /əˈplɔːd,əˈplɔd,əˈplɑd/ a) To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands. After the performance, the audience applauded for five minutes b) To praise, or express approval for something or someone. Although we dont like your… …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 applaud — verb (I, T) 1 to hit your open hands together to show that you have enjoyed a play, concert, speaker etc; clap 1 (1) 2 to express strong approval of an idea, plan etc: We applaud the decision to go ahead with the new building …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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