applaud applaud  /ə ˈplɔd/


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


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  1. She deliberately risked appearing shrill, political and shameless in order to put her opponents in their place and the chattering class may applaud her steely toughness.
  2. It's one thing for a theater full of black-tied swells to applaud George Clooney or Brad Pitt.


  1. Applause is contagious, not based on performance: study

    Researchers in Sweden have found that people applaud because others are doing the same.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

  2. MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Applaud Fed In Advance

    MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Applaud Fed In Advance
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. PayQuicker Now Provides Companies a Simpler, No-Cost Way to Make 1099 Payments

    Companies applaud PayQuicker and their new streamlined no-cost 1099 payment approach. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "We applaud and encourage Isaiah's realization that he needs help and his subsequent choice to seek immediate treatment for his behavioral issues," Rhimes said.
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Shonda Rhimes Source: Washington Post

  2. Brown said, "It's very sad and tragic that someone so young has this disease of cancer and that the treatment she has been given has not been successful. Her determination to help her family is something I applaud. I wish her well, and I know the...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Economic Times

  3. "I applaud the employees who are returning the bonuses," Cuomo said during a conference call with reporters. "I think they are being responsive to the American people."
    on Jan 27, 2009 By: Andrew Cuomo Source: Chicago Tribune

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