Meaning of “applaud” in the English Dictionary

"applaud" in British English

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(Definition of “applaud” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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applaudverb

us /əˈplɔd/

applaud verb (CLAP)

[ I/T ] to show your enjoyment or approval of something such as a performance by clapping your hands repeatedly

applaud verb (PRAISE)

[ T ] to say that you admire and agree with a person’s action or decision:

We applaud the family’s decision to protect their privacy.

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