Ap*plaud" (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Applauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Applauding.] [L. applaudere; ad + plaudere to clash, to clap the hands: cf. F. applaudir. Cf. Explode.]


To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.

I would applaud thee to the very echo, That should applaud again. Shak.


To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve.

By the gods, I do applaud his courage. Shak.

Syn. -- To praise; extol; commend; cry up; magnify; approve. See Praise.


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Ap*plaud", v. i.

To express approbation loudly or significantly.


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