applaud

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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.

applaud

(əˈplɔːd)
vb
1. to indicate approval of (a person, performance, etc) by clapping the hands
2. (usually tr) to offer or express approval or praise of (an action, person, or thing): I applaud your decision.
[C15: from Latin applaudere to clap, from plaudere to beat, applaud]
apˈplauder n
apˈplauding adj
apˈplaudingly adv

ap•plaud

(əˈplɔd)

v.i.
1. to clap the hands together in approval or appreciation.
v.t.
2. to clap the hands together in approval or appreciation of: to applaud a speech.
3. to express approval of; praise: to applaud a person's ambition.
[1530–40; < Latin applaudere= ap- ap-1plaudere to strike, clap]
ap•plaud′er, n.
ap•plaud′a•ble, adj.
ap•plaud′a•bly, adv.

applaud


Past participle: applauded
Gerund: applauding

Imperative
applaud
applaud
Present
I applaud
you applaud
he/she/it applauds
we applaud
you applaud
they applaud
Preterite
I applauded
you applauded
he/she/it applauded
we applauded
you applauded
they applauded
Present Continuous
I am applauding
you are applauding
he/she/it is applauding
we are applauding
you are applauding
they are applauding
Present Perfect
I have applauded
you have applauded
he/she/it has applauded
we have applauded
you have applauded
they have applauded
Past Continuous
I was applauding
you were applauding
he/she/it was applauding
we were applauding
you were applauding
they were applauding
Past Perfect
I had applauded
you had applauded
he/she/it had applauded
we had applauded
you had applauded
they had applauded
Future
I will applaud
you will applaud
he/she/it will applaud
we will applaud
you will applaud
they will applaud
Future Perfect
I will have applauded
you will have applauded
he/she/it will have applauded
we will have applauded
you will have applauded
they will have applauded
Future Continuous
I will be applauding
you will be applauding
he/she/it will be applauding
we will be applauding
you will be applauding
they will be applauding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been applauding
you have been applauding
he/she/it has been applauding
we have been applauding
you have been applauding
they have been applauding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been applauding
you will have been applauding
he/she/it will have been applauding
we will have been applauding
you will have been applauding
they will have been applauding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been applauding
you had been applauding
he/she/it had been applauding
we had been applauding
you had been applauding
they had been applauding
Conditional
I would applaud
you would applaud
he/she/it would applaud
we would applaud
you would applaud
they would applaud
Past Conditional
I would have applauded
you would have applauded
he/she/it would have applauded
we would have applauded
you would have applauded
they would have applauded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.applaud - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approvalapplaud - clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
bravo - applaud with shouts of `bravo' or `brava'
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
boo, hiss - show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
2.applaud - express approval ofapplaud - express approval of; "I applaud your efforts"
praise - express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance"
cheer - show approval or good wishes by shouting; "everybody cheered the birthday boy"
acclaim, hail, herald - praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

applaud

verb
1. clap, encourage, praise, cheer, hail, acclaim, laud, give it up for (slang), give (someone) a big hand The audience laughed and applauded.
clap pan (informal), boo, hiss, lambast(e)
2. praise, celebrate, approve, acclaim, compliment, salute, commend, extol, crack up (informal), big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean), eulogize He should be applauded for his courage.
praise blast, condemn, flame (informal), put down, criticize, run down, ridicule, censure, deride, slag (off) (slang), disparage, decry, vilify, deprecate, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), excoriate

applaud

verb
1. To express approval, especially by clapping:
Idiom: give someone a hand.
2. To express warm approval of:
Translations
صفقيُصَفِّقُيُصَفِّق إسْتِحْسانا
tleskatzatleskat
klappe
aplaŭdi
taputtaa käsiään
aplaudiratipljeskati
dicsérhelyeselmegtapsoltapsol
klappa lof í lófa
拍手する拍手を送る
박수를 치다
plojimai
aplaudēt
ploskati
applådera
ปรบมือ
alkışlamakbeğenmekel çırpmaktakdir etmek
vỗ tay tán thưởng

applaud

[əˈplɔːd]
A. VT
1. [audience, spectators] → aplaudir
2. (fig) [+ decision, efforts] → aplaudir
B. VIaplaudir

applaud

[əˈplɔːd]
vt
(= clap) [+ person, speech] → applaudir
(= approve of) [+ decision, effort, courage] → applaudir à, approuver
He should be applauded for his courage → On devrait l'applaudir pour son courage.
vi (= clap) → applaudir

applaud

vt (lit, fig)applaudieren, Beifall spenden or klatschen (+dat); (fig) efforts, courageloben; decisiongutheißen, begrüßen; the play was vigorously applaudeddas Stück erhielt stürmischen Beifall or wurde lebhaft beklatscht

applaud

[əˈplɔːd]
1. vtapplaudire (fig) → lodare, approvare
2. viapplaudire

applaud

(əˈploːd) verb
to praise or show approval, by clapping the hands. to applaud a speech / a singer.
apˈplause (-z) noun
praise or approval, expressed by clapping. The President received great applause at the end of his speech.

applaud

يُصَفِّقُ zatleskat klappe applaudieren χειροκροτώ aplaudir taputtaa käsiään applaudir pljeskati applaudire 拍手を送る 박수를 치다 applaudiseren applaudere klasnąć aplaudir аплодировать applådera ปรบมือ alkışlamak vỗ tay tán thưởng 鼓掌
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