applaud

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin applaudere (to clap the hands together, applaud), from ad (to) + plaudere (to strike, clap).

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applaud (plural applauds)

  1. (obsolete) Applause; applauding.
  2. (obsolete) Plaudit.

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applaud (third-person singular simple present applauds, present participle applauding, simple past and past participle applauded)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands.
    After the performance, the audience applauded for five minutes.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To praise, or express approval for something or someone.
    Although we don't like your methods, we applaud your motives.

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