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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 of award accolade, blue ribbon, decoration, distinction, honor, kudo, plume, premium, prize Words Related to award 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 of award decision, call, conclusion, deliverance, determination, diagnosis, judgment (or judgement), opinion, resolution, verdictWords Related to award 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 of award 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 of award rewardWords Related to award 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 of award accord, confer, grant, vestWords Related to award bestow, contribute, donate, give, present, show; furnish, provide, supply; extend, offer, proffer; allocate, appropriate, assign; appoint, designate, dub, fix, name, setNear Antonyms of award abort, call, call off, drop, recall, repeal, rescind, revoke; abrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw

Synonym Discussion of award

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

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