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verb [transitive] award pronunciation in British English /əˈwɔː(r)d/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleawarding
past tenseawarded
past participleawarded
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  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. 2
    to officially give someone an amount of money so that they are able to do something
    After graduation he was awarded a scholarship to do research.
    1. b.
      to make a legal decision to give someone an amount of money, for example because they have been injured
      Damages awarded for loss of future earnings can be substantial.
  3. 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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