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English verb: applaud

1. applaud (communication) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

Synonymsacclaim, clap, spat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion

Narrower (hyponym)bravo

Entailapprove, O.K., okay, sanction

Antonymsboo, hiss

2. applaud (communication) express approval of

SamplesI applaud your efforts.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)praise

Narrower (hyponym)acclaim, cheer, hail, herald

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