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Applaud using force to apprehend adult (6)


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'applaud' is the definition.


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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for praise that I've seen before include "Applaud, commend", "Worship, glorify", "Express approval and admiration", "Acclaim, commend", "plaudit", "Speak well of", "Kudos, pat on the back", "Commend or laud", "Laud" and "Approve and commend".)


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