Ap*plaud" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Applauded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Applauding.] [L. applaudere; ad + plaudere to
clash, to clap the hands: cf. F. applaudir. Cf. Explode.]
1. To show approval of by clapping the hands,
acclamation, or other significant sign.
I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.
2. To praise by words; to express approbation of;
to commend; to approve.
By the gods, I do applaud his courage.
Syn. -- To praise; extol; commend; cry up; magnify; approve. See
Ap*plaud", v. i. To express approbation
loudly or significantly.