applaud etymology

English word applaud comes from Latin plaudo, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.), Latin plaudite

Detailed word origin of applaud

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
plaudo Latin (lat) (poetic, of wings) I beat, flap.. I applaud; I clap my hands in token of approbation.. I approve.. I strike hands to complete a bargain.. I strike, beat, clap.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
plaudite Latin (lat)
applaudo Latin (lat) I clap (strike one thing against another). I clap the hands together, applaud.
applaud English (eng) (transitive, intransitive) To express approval (of something) by clapping the hands.. (transitive, intransitive) To praise, or express approval for something or someone. (obsolete) Applause; applauding.. (obsolete) Plaudit.

Words with the same origin as applaud

Descendants of plaudo
applause plausible
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent