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English definition of “applaud”


verb [T] (PRAISE)    /əˈplɔːd/ US  /-ˈplɑːd/ formal
C2 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 .Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
(Definition of applaud verb (PRAISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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