Applaud and Complain


Applaud verb - To declare enthusiastic approval of.

Complain is an antonym for applaud.


Complain verb - To express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely.
Usage example: the time-honored tradition of new recruits complaining about the food in the mess hall

Applaud is an antonym for complain in grumble about topic.

Common collocations

action applaud action complain action
fact applaud fact complain fact
way applaud way complain way
joke applaud joke complain joke
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