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applaud

ap·plaud

applaud

 
 
pronunciation:
plawd
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part of speech: verb
inflections: applauded, applauding, applauds
definition 1: to clap the hands in approval.
The audience applauded when the play ended.
synonyms:
clap
antonyms:
boo
similar words:
acclaim
definition 2: to give approval to; praise.
I applaud you for all your hard work.
synonyms:
acclaim, commend, praise
antonyms:
admonish
similar words:
compliment, congratulate, glorify, hail, honor
derivation: applaudingly (adv.)
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  celebration, theater