The definition of applaud is to show approval or praise, usually with hand clapping.(verb)
Giving a standing ovation for a performer is an example of to applaud.
See applaud in Webster's New World College Dictionary
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: L applaudere < ad-, to + plaudere, to clap hands, strike
See applaud in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb ap·plaud·ed, ap·plaud·ing, ap·plauds verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English applauden
Origin: , from Latin applaudere
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + plaudere, to clap.
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