Translation of applaud in Spanish:

applaud

Pronunciation: /əˈplɔːd/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [person/play/performance] aplaudir
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.