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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: accoler 'to embrace', from Vulgar Latin accolare, from Latin collum 'neck'

accolade

noun
     
ac‧co‧lade [countable]
praise for someone who is greatly admired, or a prize given to them for their work
ultimate/highest/supreme etc accolade
She received a Grammy Award, the highest accolade in the music business.

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