Applaud (verb)

  1. Show approval or praise for (someone or something) by clapping one's hands.
  2. Praise or approve of publicly.

Origin:

Late middle english: from old french aplauder, from latin applaudere, from ad- "to" + plaudere "clap".

Examples:

  1. The audience applauded the performance.
  2. He was applauded for his bravery.
  3. The crowd applauded when the music began.
  4. The audience applauded the artist for his work.
  5. The city council applauded the mayor for his efforts.
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