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applaud

ap·plaud

applaud

 
 
pronunciation:
plawd
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: applauded, applauding, applauds
definition: to clap the hands in approval.
The audience applauded loudly at the end of the concert.
synonyms:
clap
antonyms:
boo
similar words:
acclaim
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: give approval to by clapping the hands.
The audience applauded the speaker enthusiastically.
synonyms:
clap
antonyms:
boo
similar words:
acclaim, cheer, root for
definition 2: to give approval to; praise.
The principal applauded the teachers for all their hard work.We applaud these endeavors on the part of the government, but we feel that more needs to be done.
synonyms:
acclaim, commend, laud, praise
antonyms:
admonish, bemoan, censure, deplore, disparage
similar words:
bravo, celebrate, compliment, congratulate, eulogize, exalt, extol, glorify, hail, honor
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derivation: applaudingly (adv.)
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