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applause

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1 enthusiastic and usually public expression of approval
  • a design for a memorial for the victims of the attack that has received nothing but applause from officials, commentators, and the general public

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2 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement
  • a heroic effort by the fire department that deserves the applause of everyone in the city

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The first known use of applause was in the 15th century

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“Applause.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/applause. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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