1. [ verb ] praise vociferously
Synonyms: hail herald

"The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"

Related terms: applaud
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"

Related terms: approval
Similar spelling:   acclimate