- v clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
- v express approval of
I applaud your efforts
- 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.
- While I applaud the site's efforts to bring together so many facets of this increasingly popular trend, I can't help but feel that the directory concept the site employs seems a .
- The 2,000 businessmen present might have applauded their hosts if this fact had been called to their attention, but they were by no means ready to applaud when Chairman Williams .
- Shonda Rhimes in Washington Post
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.
- Gordon Brown in Economic Times
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...
- Andrew Cuomo in Chicago Tribune
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."