applauder


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ap·plaud

 (ə-plôd′)
v. ap·plaud·ed, ap·plaud·ing, ap·plauds
v.intr.
To express approval, especially by clapping the hands.
v.tr.
1. To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping.
2. To commend highly; praise: applauded her decision to finish college.

[Middle English applauden, from Latin applaudere : ad-, ad- + plaudere, to clap.]

ap·plaud′a·ble adj.
ap·plaud′a·bly adv.
ap·plaud′er n.
Synonyms: applaud, cheer, root3
These verbs mean to express approval or encouragement audibly: applauded at the end of the concert; cheered when the home team scored; rooted noisily from the bleachers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.applauder - someone who applaudsapplauder - someone who applauds      
extoller, laudator, lauder - someone who communicates high praise
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