Dr. Kent Sepkowitz applauds the CDC investigators for straying off-message.
Geoffrey Kabaservice applauds Paul Ryan the man - but warns of the direction in which Ryanism will lead the GOP.
American Islamic Forum for Democracy said it “applauds” the news.
He applauds the many choices available, but still believes there is a need for public television.
And Stacey Oliver applauds the women on the show who have successful careers; she just wishes she could see a little more of it.
The author is, of course, one of them, and he applauds by making too many such translations.
applauds Clarissa for the generosity of her spirit, and the greatness of her mind.
You and I may call that cowardliness, but the party calls it honour and applauds every time.
“Jim” Fisk had traits like these, but who now applauds them?
He applauds or condemns the orators, cheers or hoots with all the vehemence of an excited partisan.
late 15c. (implied in applauding), "to express agreement or approval; to praise," from Latin applaudere "to clap the hands in approbation, to approve by clapping hands; to strike upon, beat," from ad "to" (see ad-) + plaudere "to clap" (see plaudit). Sense of "express approval of" is from 1590s; that of "to clap the hands" is from 1590s. Figurative sense arrived in English before literal. Related: Applauded; applauding.