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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 for "applaud":

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

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How to use applaud in a sentence?

  1. Jamie Dimon:

    We applaud the speed with which the federal government and the Federal Reserve... put together a stimulus package and other funding benefits to help individuals, businesses, and state and local entities across the United States and beyond.

  2. Jimmy Kimmel:

    They actually increased funding by $2 billion and I applaud them for doing that.

  3. Purvi Raniga:

    People applaud for success but find hard to applaud for the process that goes behind success. Learn to applaud for your own process. Create your own Success.

  4. Richard Trumka:

    For years, we have called attention to the predatory practices of some steel exporting countries. Such practices hurt working people and cheat companies that produce in the U.S., we applaud the administration's efforts today to fix this problem.

  5. Emmanuelle Seigner:

    This is not a moral tribunal, the past is in the past, we need to focus on the present. The film must speak for itself, the jury must judge and the public, if they want, can applaud.

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