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applaud, clap, spat, acclaimverb
clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
express approval of
"I applaud your efforts"
To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands.
After the performance, the audience applauded for five minutes
To praise, or express approval for something or someone.
Although we don't like your methods, we applaud your motives.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: applaudo, Lat.
I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Nations unborn your mighty names shall sound,
And worlds applaud that must not yet be found! Alexander Pope.
Applause (Latin applaudere, to strike upon, clap) is primarily a form of ovation or praise expressed by the act of clapping, or striking the palms of the hands together, in order to create noise. Audiences usually applaud after a performance, such as a musical concert, speech, or play, as a sign of enjoyment and approval.
to show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign
to praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve
to express approbation loudly or significantly
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ap-plawd′, v.t. to praise by clapping the hands: to praise loudly: to express loudly approval of anything: to extol.—n. Applaud′er.—p.adj. Applaud′ing.—adv. Applaud′ingly.—n. Applause′, praise loudly expressed: acclamation.—adj. Applaus′ive.—adv. Applaus′ively. [L. applaud-ĕre—ad, to, plaudĕre, plausum, to clap. See Explode.]
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The numerical value of applaud in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of applaud in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of applaud in a Sentence
I am thrilled that the Colts are seeking to help build diversity and inclusion in NFL coaching by launching this diversity fellowship coaching program, it’s a tremendous honor for me to be identified with the program. I applaud the Irsay family and the organization for taking this proactive step, and I hope it encourages other teams to look for ways to promote equal opportunities in the coaching ranks.
I applaud the Supreme Court for following the law and refusing to order mail-in balloting that the Texas Legislature has forbidden. Universal mail-in ballots, which are notoriously vulnerable to fraud, would only lead to greater election fraud and disenfranchise lawful voters, state election officials have many options available to safely and securely hold elections without risking widespread fraud. My office will continue to fight for safe, free and fair elections.
I applaud [President Obama] and both Secretary Kerry and Secretary Moniz for their extraordinary efforts in bringing about this conclusion.
We applaud the FDA's decision, there's a benefit to having access to it now.
Our frustration is, we deal with a very desensitized public, the natural inclination (about a runaway) is the child's behavioral problem is why they've left. We also see significant numbers of runway children who are running away from a situation, whether it's abuse or neglect or sexual abuse in the home. These children face unique risks when they're gone so we applaud the conversation and we applaud the attention that this issue is being given.
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- хваля, одобрявам, аплодирам, ръкопляскамBulgarian
- befürworten, loben, klatschen, applaudieren, Beifall klatschenGerman
- επικροτώ, χειροκροτώGreek
- applaudir, louer, approuverFrench
- helyesel, dicsér, megtapsol, tapsolHungarian
- lodare, applaudire, approvareItalian
- aplaudēt, atzīt, apsveiktLatvian
- applaudisseren, klappenDutch
- bić brawoPolish
- рукоплескать, аплодировать, хлопатьRussian
- applådera, klappaSwedish
- takdir etmek, el çırpmak, beğenmek, alkışlamakTurkish
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