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applaud

verb uk   /əˈplɔːd/ us    /-ˈplɑːd/

applaud verb (CLAP)

C1 [I or T] to show enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance or speech by clapping the hands repeatedly to make a noise: You should have heard the audience applaud - the noise was fantastic. She was applauded for a full five minutes after her speech.
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applaud verb (PRAISE)

C2 [T] formal to say that you admire and agree with a person's action or decision: We applaud the family's decision to remain silent over the issue.
Translations of “applaud”
in Korean 박수를 치다…
in Arabic يُصَفِّق…
in French applaudir…
in Turkish alkışlamak, alkış tutmak, beğenmek…
in Italian applaudire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 拍手, 鼓掌…
in Russian аплодировать, приветствовать…
in Polish klaskać, bić brawo, pochwalać…
in Spanish aplaudir…
in Portuguese aplaudir…
in German applaudieren…
in Catalan aplaudir…
in Japanese 拍手する, 拍手喝采する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 拍手, 鼓掌…
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