|1.||[ verb ] praise vociferously|
"The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
|2.||[ verb ] clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval|
|Synonyms:||applaud clap spat|
|Related terms:||boo gesticulate bravo applause applauder approve|
|3.||[ noun ] enthusiastic approval|
|Synonyms:||plaudits plaudit eclat acclamation|
"the book met with modest acclaim" "he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd" "they gave him more eclat than he really deserved"