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- (UK) IPA(key): /əˈplɔːd/
- (US) IPA(key): /əˈplɔd/
- (cot–caught merger) IPA(key): /əˈplɑd/
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applaud (plural applauds)
- (transitive, intransitive) To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands.
- After the performance, the audience applauded for five minutes
- (transitive, intransitive) To praise, or express approval for something or someone.
- Although we don't like your methods, we applaud your motives.
- By the gods, I do applaud his courage.
- 2011 December 10, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 1 - 0 Everton”, BBC Sport:
- It moved him to within one goal of Thierry Henry's 34 in 2004 and Henry - honoured with a statue outside the stadium on Friday - rose from his seat in the stands to applaud Van Persie.
to express approval by clapping
to praise, or express approval by words
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