Ap·plaud v. t. [imp. & p. p. Applauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Applauding.]
1. To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again. --Shak.
2. To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve.
By the gods, I do applaud his courage. --Shak.
Syn: -- To praise; extol; commend; cry up; magnify; approve. See Praise.