Meaning of APPLAUD in English

v. 25B6; verb

the audience applauded : CLAP, give a standing ovation, put one's hands together; show one's appreciation; informal give someone a big hand.

police have applauded the decision : PRAISE, commend, acclaim, salute, welcome, celebrate, express admiration for, express approval of, look on with favour, approve of, sing the praises of, pay tribute to, speak highly of, take one's hat off to, express respect for.

boo, criticize.

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