grant, concede, vouchsafe, accord, award mean to give as a favor or a right. grant implies giving to a claimant or petitioner something that could be withheld <granted them a new hearing>. concede implies yielding something reluctantly in response to a rightful or compelling claim <even her critics concede she can be charming>. vouchsafe implies granting something as a courtesy or an act of gracious condescension <vouchsafed the secret to only a few chosen disciples>. accord implies giving to another what is due or proper <accorded all the honors befitting a head of state>. award implies giving what is deserved or merited usually after a careful weighing of pertinent factors <awarded the company a huge defense contract>.
: something (such as a prize) that is given to someone or something for being excellent or for doing something that is admired
Full Definition of AWARD
a: a judgment or final decision; especially: the decision of arbitrators in a case submitted to them
b: the document containing the decision of arbitrators
: something that is conferred or bestowed especially on the basis of merit or need