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award

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of award

  1. 1 something given in recognition of achievement <Faye received the highest award in the 16 and under category for her poem> Synonyms accolade, blue ribbon, decoration, distinction, honor, kudo, plume, premium, prize Related Words badge, crown, cup, laurel, medal, order, plaque, plate, ribbon, trophy; applause, bravo, encomium, eulogy, hallelujah, homage, paean, panegyric, plaudit, tribute; citation, commendation, compliment, honorable mention

  2. 2 a position arrived at after consideration <in their award the board of arbitrators declared that both writers deserved screen credit for their contributions to the final screenplay> Synonyms decision, call, conclusion, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdictRelated Words behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, directive, edict, instruction, mandate, order, word; last word, say-so; adjudication, disposition, doom, finding, ruling, sentence; choice, option, selection; consensus; belief, conviction, eye, feeling, mind, notion, persuasion, sentiment, viewNear Antonyms deadlock, draw, halt, stalemate, standoff, tie




award

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of award

  1. 1 to give something as a token of gratitude or admiration for a service or achievement <we will award the top three contestants in the essay competition> Synonyms rewardRelated Words cite, decorate, honor, remember; compensate, pay, recompense, requite; reimburse, repay; acclaim, applaud, commend, compliment, hail, praise, salute

  2. 2 to give the ownership or benefit of (something) formally or publicly <custody of the boy was awarded to the grandparents> Synonyms accord, confer, grant, vestRelated Words bestow, contribute, donate, give, present, show; furnish, provide, supply; extend, offer, proffer; allocate, appropriate, assign; appoint, designate, dub, fix, name, setNear Antonyms abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw




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