A group applauding a speaker.
Giving a standing ovation for a performer is an example of to applaud.
- to show approval of by clapping, cheering, etc.
- to praise; commend: I applaud your efforts
Origin of applaudClassical Latin applaudere from ad-, to + plaudere, to clap hands, strike
verbap·plaud·ed, ap·plaud·ing, ap·plauds
- To express approval of (someone or something) especially by such clapping.
- To commend highly; praise: applauded her decision to finish college.
Origin of applaudMiddle English applauden from Latin applaudere ad- ad- plaudere to clap
(third-person singular simple present applauds, present participle applauding, simple past and past participle applauded)