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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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