to arrange a competition, race, election, etc. dishonestly to make sure a particular person wins to fix money or a prize given to someone to officially recognise something they have done an award somebody who writes about music, films, art, books, etc. a critic to behave as if something is true when you know it is not to pretend to clap to show enjoyment of something you have seen or heard to applaud a feeling of fear or anger between people tension to give loud shouts to encourage someone to cheer relating to the whole world global