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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to clap in approval of)
a. aplaudir
We were the only ones who applauded the singer.Fuimos los únicos que aplaudimos a la cantante.
2. (to show approval of)
a. aplaudir
I applaud your confidence in such situations.Aplaudo tu confianza en esas situaciones.
b. celebrar
Our organization applauds the decision to award the Nobel Prize to Malala Yousafzai.Nuestra organización celebra la decisión de otorgar el Premio Nobel a Malala Yousafzai.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to clap)
a. aplaudir
Everyone applauded when he finished his speech.Todos aplaudieron cuando terminó el discurso.
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applaud [əˈplɔːd]
transitive verb
1 [+audience, spectators] aplaudir
2 [+decision, efforts] aplaudir
intransitive verb
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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