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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old North French
Origin: eswarder, from warder 'to guard'

award

2 verb
     
award2 W3 [transitive]
1 to officially give someone something such as a prize or money to reward them for something they have done:
Moodie has been awarded a golf scholarship at the University of Hawaii.
award somebody something
The judge awarded me first prize.
award something to somebody
A Nobel Prize was awarded to Waksman in 1952.
2 to officially decide that someone should receive a payment or a formal agreement
award somebody something
The government awarded a German company the contract.
award something to somebody
£45,000 was awarded to a typist with an injured hand.
WORD FOCUS: give WORD FOCUS: give
put something in someone's hand: hand, pass

officially give something to someone: award, present, grant, confer, allocate

give something to people in a group: hand out, pass around, distribute

give to a charity: donate

give something to people after you die: leave, pass on, bequeath


See also
give

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