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award

a·ward

award

 
 
pronunciation:
word
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: awarded, awarding, awards
definition 1: to present in recognition of superior qualities or performance; give as a prize.
Marie Curie was awarded two Nobel Prizes in science.
synonyms:
give
similar words:
accord, bestow, confer, crown, grant, present
definition 2: to give on the basis of a legal decision, as a damage payment or the like.
The plaintiff was awarded thousands of dollars in damages.
synonyms:
grant
similar words:
accord, adjudge, compensate, give
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a prize given for achievement in a specific area; honor.
The police officers involved in the arrest received awards for bravery from the police commissioner.
 
synonyms:
accolade, honor
similar words:
citation, decoration, kudos, laurels, medal, prize, tribute, trophy
definition 2: that which is declared to be legally due.
The amount of the award was less than the plaintiff hoped for.
similar words:
compensation, damages, remuneration, settlement
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derivation: awardable (adj.)
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