- vt. 赞同；称赞；向…喝彩
- vi. 喝彩；鼓掌欢迎
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前缀ap-同ad-. 词根 plaud, 鼓掌，拟声词，见explode，爆炸。
- applaud:  English probably acquired this word directly from Latin applaudere, which meant literally ‘clap at’. It was a compound formed from the prefix ad- ‘to’ and the verb plaudere ‘clap’, source also of plaudit  and of explode, whose original sense seems to have been ‘drive from the stage by clapping’ (or, presumably, by any other signals of disapproval favoured by Roman audiences).
=> explode, plaudit
- applaud (v.)
- late 15c. (implied in applauding), "to express agreement or approval; to praise," from Latin applaudere "to clap the hands in approbation, to approve by clapping hands; to strike upon, beat," from ad "to" (see ad-) + plaudere "to clap" (see plaudit). Sense of "express approval of" is from 1590s; that of "to clap the hands" is from 1590s. Figurative sense arrived in English before literal. Related: Applauded; applauding.
- 1. Every person stood to applaud his unforgettable act of courage.
- 2. Thinking people on both sides will applaud this book.
- 3. He started to applaud and the others joined in.
- 4. The analysts applaud the cuts in marginal businesses, but insist the company must make deeper sacrifices.
- 5. By the Lord, he could not even applaud feelingly as he would.
- 天哪, 他甚至连尽情地喝声采也不行.
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