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APPLAUD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does applaud mean? 

APPLAUD (verb)
  The verb APPLAUD has 2 senses:

1. clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
2. express approval of

  Familiarity information: APPLAUD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPLAUD (verb)


Sense 1applaud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

applaud; acclaim; clap; spat

Hypernyms (to "applaud" is one way to...):

gesticulate; gesture; motion (show, express or direct through movement)

"Applaud" entails doing...:

approve; O.K.; okay; sanction (give sanction to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "applaud"):

bravo (applaud with shouts of 'bravo' or 'brava')

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

Antonym:

boo (show displeasure, as after a performance or speech)


Sense 2applaud [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express approval of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

I applaud your efforts

Hypernyms (to "applaud" is one way to...):

praise (express approval of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "applaud"):

cheer (show approval or good wishes by shouting)

acclaim; hail; herald (praise vociferously)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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