verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- applanation tonometer,
- apple a day,
- apple bee
Origin of applaud
Examples from the Web for applauds
Dr. Kent Sepkowitz applauds the CDC investigators for straying off-message.CDC Researchers Find Lower Mortality Rates Among Overweight People|Kent Sepkowitz|January 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Geoffrey Kabaservice applauds Paul Ryan the man - but warns of the direction in which Ryanism will lead the GOP.
He applauds the many choices available, but still believes there is a need for public television.
American Islamic Forum for Democracy said it “applauds” the news.
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 Religion of a people furnishes the sympathy which both pays and applauds.
The common herd is an old Narcissus who adores himself, and who applauds the vulgar herd.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Applauds Clarissa for the generosity of her spirit, and the greatness of her mind.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
Warton applauds "his singular effort of art and taste, in impressing so much variety and scenery on a spot of five acres."Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)|Thomas Moore
The author is, of course, one of them, and he applauds by making too many such translations.Ceres' Runaway|Alice Meynell
Word Origin for applaud
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.