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applaud

Pronunciation: /əˈplɔːd/

Translation of applaud in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [person/play/performance] aplaudir
    Example sentences
    • We got stiffly to our feet and clapped the encores, applauded and cheered the memory of what we once believed and wanted to be.
    • I began clapping to the music, and they started clapping and applauding.
    • Suddenly a loud clap came from one of the men, followed by another, and then another until his whole command was clapping and applauding.
    Example sentences
    • You are applauded for your professional prowess and dexterity in a business venture.
    • It's the one job in the world that you can roll up to stoned out of your mind and you're actually applauded for it.
    • It was a display of pointless truculence and ignorance and he was applauded for it.
    1.2 (agree with, admire) [decision/action] aplaudir, aprobar*, celebrar

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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