Synonyms for Applaud:

n.

congratulate, pat someone on the back, pay someone a compliment, sing someone's/something's praises. click, gurgle, root, grunt, groan, cluck, cheer, crow, hiss. laud. applaud (noun)
spat, clap.

v.

cheer (verb)
give an ovation to.
communication (verb)
acclaim, spat, clap.
praise (verb)
approve, recommend, glorify, sanction, endorse, admire, exalt, commend, acclaim, eulogize, praise, flatter, extol, dignify, compliment.

Other synonyms:

click, groan, crow. cluck, gurgle, grunt. laud. cheer. Other relevant words:
cheer, laud, spat, grunt, groan, clap, acclaim, congratulate, root.

Usage examples for applaud

  1. It is said that, in consequence of the fall of this tragedy, the French custom is derived of securing a number of friends to applaud their pieces at their first representations. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. And those who invite him to banquets and set him to speak there, and noisily applaud him, are all of them partners in his criminality whether they know it or not." – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston