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accolade

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  1. 1 a formal expression of praise for their exceptional bravery the firefighters received accolades from both local and national officials Synonyms encomium, citation, commendation, dithyramb, eulogium, eulogy, homage, hymn, paean, panegyric, salutation, tributeRelated Words award, decoration, dedication, honor, prize; acclaim, acclamation, laudation; applause, plaudit(s); bravo, hallelujah, kudo; approval, cachet, compliment, recommendationNear Antonyms censure, condemnation, denunciation, indictment, rebuke, reprimand, reproof; admonition, correction, harangue, lecture, sermon

  2. 2 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement winning the Nobel Prize for Physics is generally regarded as the highest accolade for a physicist Synonyms acclaim, glory, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunRelated Words celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification

  3. 3 something given in recognition of achievement a screen performance that won virtually every accolade that the film world has to offer Synonyms award, blue ribbon, decoration, distinction, honor, kudo, plume, premium, prizeRelated 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

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