Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun award

3 senses of award

Sense 1
award, awarding -- (a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court")
       => grant, subsidization, subsidisation -- (the act of providing a subsidy)

Sense 2
award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels -- (a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery")
       => symbol -- (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Sense 3
prize, award -- (something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe")
       => gift -- (something acquired without compensation)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb award

2 senses of award

Sense 1
award, present -- (give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation")
       => allocate, apportion -- (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")

Sense 2
award, grant -- (give as judged due or on the basis of merit; "the referee awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified researchers")
       => give -- (cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold")

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