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English noun: award

1. award (act) a grant made by a law court


SamplesHe criticized the awarding of compensation by the court.


Synonymsawarding


Broader (hypernym)grant, subsidisation, subsidization


Narrower (hyponym)addiction


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. award (communication) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction


SamplesAn award for bravery.


Synonymsaccolade, honor, honour, laurels


Broader (hypernym)symbol


Narrower (hyponym)academic degree, Academy Award, aliyah, cachet, citation, commendation, crown, decoration, degree, Emmy, honorable mention, laurel wreath, letter, medal, medallion, mention, Nobel prize, Oscar, palm, pennant, Prix de Rome, Prix Goncourt, prize, ribbon, seal, seal of approval, trophy, trophy, varsity letter

3. award (possession) something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery


SamplesThe prize was a free trip to Europe.


Synonymsprize


Broader (hypernym)gift


Narrower (hyponym)door prize, fellowship, gratuity, jackpot, premium, prize money, scholarship


English verb: award

1. award (possession) give, especially as an honor or reward


SamplesBestow honors and prizes at graduation.


Synonymspresent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)allocate, apportion


Narrower (hyponym)bestow, certificate, confer

2. award (possession) give as judged due or on the basis of merit


SamplesThe referee awarded a free kick to the team.
The jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff.
Funds are granted to qualified researchers.


ExamplesThey award the countryside, They award the money to them


Synonymsgrant


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)pension, pension off









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