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Definition of "applaud" []

  • To express approval, especially by clapping the hands. (verb-intransitive)
  • To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping. (verb-transitive)
  • To commend highly; praise: applauded her decision to complete her degree. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "applaud" in a sentence
  • "What I think we can all applaud is the choice to put classical musicians in the spotlight."
  • "What I do not applaud is the Olympic committee (both internationally andVANOC) which makes their rules over those jurisdictions civic, provincial and federal."
  • "I again applaud you on your efforts to keep track of individuals who mis-represent their service for our great country, and who also as Mckay did, lie about medals earned."