1 accord, adjudge, allot, apportion, assign, bestow, confer, decree, distribute, endow, gift, give, grant, hand out, present, render
2 adjudication, allotment, bestowal, conferment, conferral, decision, decree, endowment, gift, hand-out, order, presentation, stipend
3 bonsela (S. Afr.) decoration, gift, grant, prize, trophy, verdict
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award ( awards plural & 3rd person present) ( awarding present participle) ( awarded past tense & past participle )
1 n-count An award is a prize or certificate that a person is given for doing something well.
oft supp N, N for n
She presented a bravery award to schoolgirl Caroline Tucker.
2 n-count In law, an award is a sum of money that a court decides should be given to someone.
...workmen's compensation awards.
3 n-count A pay award is an increase in pay for a particular group of workers.
...this year's average pay award for teachers of just under 8%.
4 verb If someone is awarded something such as a prize or an examination mark, it is given to them.
She was awarded the prize for both films... be V-ed n
For his dedication the Mayor awarded him a medal of merit. V n n
5 verb To award something to someone means to decide that it will be given to that person. We have awarded the contract to a British shipyard... V n to n A High Court judge had awarded him £6 million damages. V n n
An award-winning person or thing has won an award, especially an important or valuable one. adj ADJ n
...an award-winning photo-journalist., ...his award-winning film.
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