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English noun: laurels

1. laurels (communication) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction

SamplesAn award for bravery.

Synonymsaccolade, award, honor, honour

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

2. laurels (state) the state of being honored

Synonymshonor, honour

Broader (hypernym)standing

Narrower (hyponym)celebrity, esteem, fame, glorification, glory, regard, renown, reputation, repute, respect

Antonymsdishonor, dishonour

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