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1. applaud

verb. ['əˈplɔd'] clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval.

Synonyms

  • acclaim
  • approve
  • okay
  • motion
  • spat
  • O.K.
  • sanction
  • clap
  • gesture
  • bravo

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • retreat
  • moving
  • motionlessness

Etymology

  • applaudere (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word applaud


1. Verb, 3rd person singular present
If your teenager has expressed interest in losing weight, applaud her for taking control of her health.

2. Verb, base form
Moms everywhere might applaud the idea of corn on pizza.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
We also applaud clean, classic lines and neutral shades, too.

Quotes containing the word applaud


1. Didn't Lionel Richie just make a country album? No one is giving him a hard time... and God bless him - I love Lionel and should be able to do what he wants to do, like Madonna should, too. Both are having success and I applaud them. If you don't like it, don't buy it. The ageism criticism is getting old.
- Guy Oseary

2. I am Clap Man. It’s a reverse super power, because instead of me doing the heavy lifting, I just applaud and encourage and others do all the work.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. It’s impossible for me to applaud your successes when my hands are too busy patting myself on the back. But if I clap for you, and you pat my back, we can both feel like winners.
- Jarod Kintz, So many chairs, and no time to sit

2. applaud

verb. ['əˈplɔd'] express approval of.

Synonyms

  • praise
  • hail
  • herald
  • cheer

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • unsatisfactory
  • closing
  • opening

Etymology

  • applaudere (Latin)
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