1. award, awarding, grant, subsidization, subsidisation

usage: a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"

2. award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels, symbol

usage: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"

3. prize, award, gift

usage: something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"


1. award, present, allocate, apportion

usage: give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

2. award, grant, give

usage: 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"

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