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APPLAUD', v.t. [L. applaudo; ad and plaudo, to make a noise by clapping the hands; Eng. loud.]

1. To praise by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.

2. To praise by words, actions or other means; to express approbation of; to commend; used in a general sense.



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APPLAUD', v.t. [L. applaudo; ad and plaudo, to make a noise by clapping the hands; Eng. loud.]

1. To praise by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.

2. To praise by words, actions or other means; to express approbation of; to commend; used in a general sense.

AP-PLAUD', v.t. [L. applaudo; ad and plaudo, to make a noise by clapping the hands; Sp. aplaudir; It. applaudire; Fr. applaudir. This word is formed on the root of laus, laudo; Eng. loud; W. clod, praise, from llod, what is forcibly uttered; llodi, to reach out; from llawd, that shoots out. It coincides also with W. bloez, a shout, or outcry; bloeziaw, to shout; blozest, applause, acclamation. Ir. blaodh, a shout; blath, praise. These may all be of one family. Class Ld. See Loud.]

  1. To praise by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
  2. To praise by words, actions or other means; to express approbation of; to commend; used in a general sense. – Pope.

Ap*plaud"
  1. 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.

  2. To express approbation loudly or significantly.
  3. 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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Applaud

APPLAUD', verb transitive [Latin applaudo; ad and plaudo, to make a noise by clapping the hands; Eng. loud.]

1. To praise by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.

2. To praise by words, actions or other means; to express approbation of; to commend; used in a general sense.

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