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 Praise.

Ap*plaud", v. i. To express approbation loudly or significantly.