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verb [transitive] award pronunciation in British English /əˈwɔː(r)d/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyaward
he/she/itawards
present participleawarding
past tenseawarded
past participleawarded
  1. 1
    to give someone a prize or other reward because they have achieved something

    The prize is awarded annually.

    Students who complete the course successfully will be awarded a diploma.

  2. 3
    to make a legal decision to give someone the right to do something, for example to care for a child
    award someone something:

    A High Court judge awarded her custody of the children.

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