February 28, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
applaud ˈplɑːd/ verb
applaud
ˈplɑːd/
verb

applauds; applauded; applauding

The woman's coworkers are applauding her accomplishment.
The woman's coworkers are applauding her accomplishment.
Learner's definition of APPLAUD

1 : to strike the hands together over and over to show approval or praise

[no object]

  • The audience stood and applauded [=clapped] at the end of the show.

[+ object]

  • Everyone applauded the graduates as they entered the auditorium.

  • The audience stood and applauded her performance.

2 [+ object] : to express approval of or support for (something or someone)

  • They applauded [=praised] the change in policy.

  • We applaud the decision to lower taxes.

  • I applaud their efforts to clean up the city, but they must do more.

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