Definition for AP-PLAUD'

AP-PLAUD', v.t. [L. applaudo; ad and plaudo, to make a noise by clapping the hands; Sp. aplaudir; It. applaudire; Fr. applaudir. This word is formed on the root of laus, laudo; Eng. loud; W. clod, praise, from llod, what is forcibly uttered; llodi, to reach out; from llawd, that shoots out. It coincides also with W. bloez, a shout, or outcry; bloeziaw, to shout; blozest, applause, acclamation. Ir. blaodh, a shout; blath, praise. These may all be of one family. Class Ld. See Loud.]

  1. To praise by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
  2. To praise by words, actions or other means; to express approbation of; to commend; used in a general sense. – Pope.

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