Definition of plaudit
- received the plaudits of the critics
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the proud parents bragged that their daughter had received many plaudits for her academic achievements
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Plaudit was borrowed into English in the early 17th century from a form of the Latin verb plaudere, meaning "to applaud." "Plaudere" is, of course, also the ancestor of "applaud" and "applause," as well as of "explode," "plausible," and the now archaic "displode" (a synonym of "explode").
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