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Definition 1: a grant made by a law court - [noun denoting act]

Samples where award or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court

Synonyms for award in the sense of this definition

(award is a kind of ...) the act of providing a subsidy

(... is a kind of award ) (Roman law) a formal award by a magistrate of a thing or person to another person (as the award of a debtor to his creditor); a surrender to a master

"under Roman law addiction was the justification for slavery"

(award belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where award or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an award for bravery

Synonyms for award in the sense of this definition

(award is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

(... is a kind of award ) something given as a token of victory

(... is a kind of award ) an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects; the winner in each category receives support for a period of study in Rome

(... is a kind of award ) an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance

(... is a kind of award ) an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace

(... is a kind of award ) an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television

(... is a kind of award ) an award for success in war or hunting

(... is a kind of award ) an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event

(... is a kind of award ) an award earned by participation in a school sport

"he won letters in three sports"

(... is a kind of award ) an official recognition of merit

"although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"

(... is a kind of award ) an honor awarded to someone in recognition of achievement or superiority

"she graduated with the highest distinction"

(... is a kind of award ) an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

(... is a kind of award ) an indication of approved or superior status

(... is a kind of award ) the award given to the champion

(... is a kind of award ) an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study

"he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"

(... is a kind of award ) (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah

"he was called on for an aliyah"

(... is a kind of award ) an award given annually for contributions to French literature

Definition 3: something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where award or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the prize was a free trip to Europe

Synonyms for award in the sense of this definition

(award is a kind of ...) something acquired without compensation

(... is a kind of award ) financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit

(... is a kind of award ) money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research

(... is a kind of award ) an award (as for meritorious service) given without claim or obligation

(... is a kind of award ) tickets are passed out at the entrance to a dance or party or other social function and a prize is awarded to the holder of the winning ticket

(... is a kind of award ) any outstanding award

(... is a kind of award ) any money given as a prize

(... is a kind of award ) a prize, bonus, or award given as an inducement to purchase products, enter competitions initiated by business interests, etc.

"they encouraged customers with a premium for loyal patronage"

Definition 4: give, especially as an honor or reward - [verb of possession]

Samples where award or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bestow honors and prizes at graduation

Synonyms for award in the sense of this definition

(award is a kind of ...) distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose

"I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis" "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"

(... is a kind of award ) present someone with a certificate

(... is a kind of award ) present

"The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated" "bestow an honor on someone"

Definition 5: give as judged due or on the basis of merit - [verb of possession]

Samples where award or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for award in the sense of this definition

(award is a kind of ...) cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense

"She gave him a black eye" "The draft gave me a cold"

(... is a kind of award ) grant a pension to

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