applaud · verb /əˈplɔːd/Full view
applaud (CLAP)
C1 I or T to clap your hands to show that you have enjoyed a performance, talk, etc.
Dictionary example:

The audience applauded loudly.

Learner example:

Secondly, owing to a sudden shower, there was a short break during the dance display and the horse show, but eventually, we finished the display and the show successfully and people applauded. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Korean)

applaud (PRAISE)
C2 T to approve of or admire something
Dictionary example:

Most people will surely applaud the decision.

Learner example:

I admire and applaud Stevens' integrity and dignity. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Catalan)

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