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synonyms for applaud

  • approve
  • cheer
  • commend
  • compliment
  • encourage
  • hail
  • laud
  • praise
  • recommend
  • acclaim
  • boost
  • eulogize
  • extol
  • glorify
  • magnify
  • plug
  • rave
  • root
  • give a hand
  • give ovation
  • hear it for
  • kudize
See also synonyms for: applauded / applauds
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antonyms for applaud

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  • blame
  • censure
  • criticize
  • denounce
  • depress
  • disapprove
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • refuse
  • condemn
  • decrease
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How to use applaud in a sentence

“This is an example of the progress that can be achieved when you collaborate and dedicate resources to improving the quality of water,” said Ohio governor Mike DeWine last year, applauding the EPA’s decision to declare fish in the river safe to eat.
51 YEARS LATER, THE CUYAHOGA RIVER BURNS AGAINWES SILERAUGUST 28, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
To which the farmers and ranchers listening to his speech applauded very mightily.
HOW THE SUPERMARKET HELPED AMERICA WIN THE COLD WAR (EP. 386 REBROADCAST)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAUGUST 6, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Further, while TikTok should be applauded for exposing its algorithm, its competitors are likely to scoff at its suggestion that “all companies should disclose their algorithms, moderation policies, and data flows to regulators.”
SOCIAL SHORTS: TIKTOK’S FUTURE, QUORA LEAD-GEN ADS, FACEBOOK’S INDIA PLANSGINNY MARVINAUGUST 3, 2020SEARCH ENGINE LAND
We try to show all sides to the story’ — lots of people are trying to do that … I applaud what they try to get at, but I just don’t see that as a defendable position.
SIX MONTHS IN, NEWS CORP’S ‘KNEWZ’ AGGREGATOR HAS BIG AMBITIONSLARA O'REILLYJULY 16, 2020DIGIDAY
Protecting their funding is a noble intention, and the Legislature should be applauded for it.
NEW STATE BUDGET WILL DO IRREPARABLE HARM TO SCHOOLSALEC PATTONJUNE 29, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
A small contingent of the members hurried off to applaud the successful comic opera of the hour.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
I think so, at least, by the agitation they are in and by the self-satisfied air with which they applaud their success.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
When June's fortune is finished all applaud her, as if she had performed some feat of skill, and then Mr. Morrell seizes Wy.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
All eyes are bent in eager gaze to catch the first glimpse of the new Hamlet—all hands are ready to applaud.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, NO. 366VARIOUS
He himself was sufficient audience to himself, ready to applaud and condemn with equal exaggeration of feeling.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
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WORDS RELATED TO APPLAUD

  • applaud
  • approve
  • blow horn
  • boost
  • celebrate
  • cheer
  • clap
  • commend
  • compliment
  • eulogize
  • exalt
  • extol
  • give a bouquet
  • give a posy
  • give kudos
  • hail
  • hand it to
  • hear it for
  • honor
  • laud
  • praise
  • puff up
  • push
  • rave
  • recommend
  • root
  • salute
  • stroke
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.