award - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb [transitive] 

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/əˈwɔː(r)d/
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
  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. a.
      to officially give someone a contract
    2. b.
      to make a legal decision to give someone an amount of money, for example because they have been injured
  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.