Accolade ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Accolade ( noun )

  1. An award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgement of merit.
  2. A gesture of respect or admiration.

Origin:

Early 16th century: from french, from old french acolade, from à col "around the neck" (a colloquial use of à "to" + col "neck"), with reference to the embrace by which a knight was dubbed.

Examples:

  1. The actor received numerous accolades for his performance in the play.
  2. She received an accolade from the queen for her services to the country.
  3. The President bestowed the highest accolade on the soldier for his bravery.
  4. The chef was awarded the highest accolade for his contributions to the culinary world.
  5. The accolade was a symbol of recognition for the scientist's achievements.

(As a verb)

Accolade ( verb )

  1. An award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgement of merit.
  2. A gesture of respect or admiration.

Origin:

Early 16th century: from french, from old french acolade, from à col "around the neck" (a colloquial use of à "to" + col "neck"), with reference to the embrace by which a knight was dubbed.

Examples:

  1. The actor received numerous accolades for his performance in the play.
  2. She received an accolade from the queen for her services to the country.
  3. The President bestowed the highest accolade on the soldier for his bravery.
  4. The chef was awarded the highest accolade for his contributions to the culinary world.
  5. The accolade was a symbol of recognition for the scientist's achievements.
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