Synonyms of applaud in English:



  • 1 the audience applauded
    clap, cheer, whistle, give a standing ovation to, put one's hands together;
    hail, acclaim, hurrah, hurray, shout at;
    show one's appreciation;
    ask for an encore
    informal give someone a big hand, bring the house down
    [Antonyms] boo, hiss
  • 2 police have applauded members of the public whose information has led to a series of arrests
    praise, commend, acclaim, salute, extol, laud, admire, welcome, celebrate, express admiration for, express approval of, look on with favour, favour, approve of, sing the praises of, pay tribute to, speak highly of, take one's hat off to, pay homage to, express respect for
    [Antonyms] criticize
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