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applaud

  

      vb  
1    to indicate approval of (a person, performance, etc.) by clapping the hands  
2    usually tr   to offer or express approval or praise of (an action, person, or thing)  
I applaud your decision     
     (C15: from Latin applaudere to clap, from plaudere to beat, applaud)  
  applauder      n  
  applauding      adj  
  applaudingly      adv  
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applaud

  
  
acclaim, approve, cheer, clap, commend, compliment, crack up     (informal)   encourage, eulogize, extol, give (someone) a big hand, laud, magnify     (archaic)   praise  
  
Antonyms     
   blast, boo, censure, condemn, criticize, decry, deprecate, deride, disparage, excoriate, hiss, lambast(e), pan     (informal)   put down, ridicule, run down, slag (off)     (slang)   tear into     (informal)   vilify  

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