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award

[ uh-wawrd ]SEE DEFINITION OF award
  • nounprize or reward
  • verbgive prize or reward

Synonyms for award

  • accolade
  • citation
  • decision
  • donation
  • endowment
  • gift
  • gold
  • grant
  • honor
  • presentation
  • scholarship
  • trophy
  • verdict
  • adjudication
  • allotment
  • bestowal
  • conferment
  • conferral
  • decoration
  • decree
  • distinction
  • order
  • feather in cap
  • gold star
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Antonyms for award

  • forfeit
  • loss
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AWARD

The reader, however, cannot fail to award justice to the wrong-doers.

Here, at the sixth award, let us make an end; all that remains is to set the crown on our discourse.

Instead of this, shall I choose what I well know to be evil, and award that?

We depart again upon your assurance that you cannot award us more.

The officials were vainly striving to quiet the tumult so they could award the prize.

Jerry Travis, too, had made up her mind to work for the award.

The name of the Lincoln "friend" who was giving the award had been carefully guarded.

"It won't be fair if Ginny wins the Award," was the thought they flashed.

This is the praise which the future critics of English literature will award him.

For the history of this quarrel, and for other details of the award see Wallace, op.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "decide after careful observation," from Anglo-French awarder, from Old North French eswarder (Old French esguarder) "decide, examine" (after careful consideration), from es- "out" + guarder "to watch" (see guard (n.)). Related: Awarded; awarding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AWARD

accolade

nounstrong praise, recognition of achievement
  • approval
  • award
  • badge
  • decoration
  • distinction
  • honor
  • kudos
  • laurels

accolades

nounstrong praise, recognition of achievement

accorded

verbgive approval, grant
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