applaud - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/əˈplɔːd/
present tense
I/you/we/theyapplaud
he/she/itapplauds
present participleapplauding
past tenseapplauded
past participleapplauded
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive]

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    to show that you enjoyed someone’s performance, speech etc by hitting the palms of your hands together
  2. 2
    [transitive] to praise a decision, action, idea etc

    They have been applauded for their humanitarian work in Ethiopia.