2to 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 alsogive
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.