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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.


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.


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.


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


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

Broader (hypernym)give

Narrower (hyponym)pension, pension off

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