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Definition of Applaud


  1. To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
  2. To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve.
  3. To express approbation loudly or significantly.

Applaud Quotations

There are a lot of people in the animal rights movement who can be very passionate and aggressive, and I applaud people's passion, but when people are judgmental and aggressive, all you end up doing is getting other people to turn away in irritation. To change people's minds, you have to respect the people you're talking to.

Friends applaud, the comedy is over.
Ludwig van Beethoven

You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged by those who listen to you, and those who come to applaud you. And to me, those people are very important.
Miriam Makeba

Every decade of my life I attempted to write a novel. But I had nothing to say. I was far too self-absorbed, and now I realize I was writing for others, so that they'd applaud me, see my genius, tell me how wonderful I am, or be jealous of my success.
Louise Penny

We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
Will Rogers
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Applaud Translations

applaud in Dutch is toejuichen, bij acclamatie benoemen
applaud in French is applaudissent, applaudis, applaudissez, applaudir
applaud in German is Beifall spenden, klatschen, applaudieren
applaud in Italian is applaudire, acclamare, pettegolare
applaud in Portuguese is aplauda
applaud in Spanish is aplaudir
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