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Synonyms for applaud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. applaud, clap, spat, acclaim(verb)

    clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval

    clap, acclaim, spat, herald, hail

    hiss, boo

  2. applaud(verb)

    express approval of

    "I applaud your efforts"

    clap, acclaim, spat

    hiss, boo

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. applaud

    In the old sense of wonder, admire is practically obsolete; the word now expresses a delight and approval, in which the element of wonder unconsciously mingles. We admire beauty in nature and art, delight in the innocent happiness of children, enjoy books or society, a walk or a dinner. We approve what is excellent, applaud heroic deeds, esteem the good, love our friends. We honor and respect noble character wherever found; we revere and venerate it in the aged. We extol the goodness and adore the majesty and power of God.

    admire, adore, approve, delight in, enjoy, esteem, esteem, extol, honor, love, respect, revere, venerate, wonder

    abhor, abominate, contemn, despise, detest, dislike, execrate, hate, ridicule, scorn

    Admire at may still very rarely be found in the old sense of wonder at.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. applaud

    laud, praise, extol, approve, eulogize, commend, cry up, magnify, encourage, cheer

    disapprove, denounce, decry, censure, execrate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. applaud(v. a.)

    cheer, clap

  2. applaud(v. a.)

    praise, commend, laud, approve, compliment, extol, magnify, cry up

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    welcome, commend, praise, congratulate, salute, clap, appreciate

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How to use applaud in a sentence?

  1. Ben Carson:

    While I applaud Donald's plan as a step in the right direction. We must go further. We must get the IRS out of our lives, eliminating the tax code and a mountain of regulations will cause our economy to explode with growth. The IRS isn't the answer, it is the problem.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I applaud the president for taking a hard look at that and I believe he will take some actions to require more gun sellers to do background checks.

  3. Ron DeSantis:

    I applaud the president for raising this issue and I think if he moves swiftly on it, I think you’d see a lot of these members and senators would want to work to repeal ObamaCare very quickly.

  4. Kevin Hart:

    I ’m Kevin Hart, but I want to take a moment to applaud all my actors and actresses of color who did not get nominated … These problems of today will eventually be the problems of old. Let’s not let this negative issue of diversity beat us. Let’s continue to do what we do best and work hard.

  5. Silke Pflueger:

    SoI applaud it, I think its great. Thats what I love about this country.

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