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English definition of “applaud”


verb [I or T] (CLAP)    /əˈplɔːd/ US  /-ˈplɑːd/
C1 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.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of applaud verb (CLAP) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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