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Dictionary definition for: Award

1. (n) a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court"

2. (v) give, especially as a reward; "bestow honors and prizes at graduation"

3. (n) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"

4. (v) give on the basis of merit; "Funds are granted to qualified researchers"

5. (n) something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"

6. (v) bestow an honor upon

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