Applaud - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈplɔːd|  American pronunciation of the word applaud
Brit.  |əˈplɔːd|  British pronunciation of the word applaud

verb

- clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval (syn: acclaim, clap, spat)
- express approval of

I applaud your efforts

Examples

Everyone applauded the graduates as they entered the auditorium.

The audience stood and applauded her performance.

We applaud the decision to lower taxes.

I applaud their efforts to clean up the city, but they must do more.

Rather than being criticized for her honesty, she should be applauded for it.

John applauded my decision.

I applaud you for your courage.

The audience applauded loudly.

A crowd of 300 supporters warmly applauded her speech.

I applaud the decision to install more security cameras.

She should be applauded for her honesty.

I applaud your efforts

The audience rose as one man to applaud the singers.

Blacks and whites stood shoulder to shoulder in the stands to applaud.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: applaud
he/she/it: applauds
present participle: applauding
past tense: applauded
past participle: applauded
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