award - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a prize or other reward that is given to someone who has achieved something

    She won the Player of the Year award.

    award for:

    an award for outstanding services to the industry

  2. 2
    an amount of money that the government or another organization gives to someone so that they are able to do something

    Students may apply for an award for payment of fees.

    a major academic award