• (British) IPA: /əˈplɔːd/
  • (America) IPA: /əˈplɔd/
  • (cot-caught) IPA: /əˈplɑd/

applaud (plural applauds)

  1. (obsolete) Applause; applauding.
  2. (obsolete) Plaudit.
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applaud (applauds, present participle applauding; past and past participle applauded)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands.
    After the performance, the audience applauded for five minutes.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To praise, or express approval for something or someone.
    Although we don't like your methods, we applaud your motives.
    • c. 1607–1608, William Shakeſpeare, The Late, And much admired Play, Called Pericles, Prince of Tyre. […], London: Imprinted at London for Henry Goſſon,  […], published 1609, OCLC 78596089 ↗, [Act II, scene v]:
      Now by the Gods, I do applaude his courage.
  • beclap#Etymology_2
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