One entry found for applaud.
Main Entry: apĚplaud
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressplodotd
Function: verb
Etymology: from early French aplaudir "to applaud," from Latin applaudere (same meaning), from ap-, ad- "to, toward" and plaudere "to clap" --related to EXPLODE, PLAUDIT, PLAUSIBLE --see Word History at EXPLODE, PLAUSIBLE
1 : PRAISE 1, approve <applaud their efforts>
2 : to show approval especially by clapping the hands
- apĚplaudĚable /-schwa-bschwal/ adjective
- apĚplaudĚer noun


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