- Show approval or praise for (someone or something) by clapping one's hands.
- Praise or approve of publicly.
Late middle english: from old french aplauder, from latin applaudere, from ad- "to" + plaudere "clap".
- The audience applauded the performance.
- He was applauded for his bravery.
- The crowd applauded when the music began.
- The audience applauded the artist for his work.
- The city council applauded the mayor for his efforts.
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