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.


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.


  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. To award or grant as a special honor or an acknowledgement of merit.
  2. To express admiration or approval of.


Mid 17th century: from french acclamer "to acclaim", from a- (expressing departure) + clamer "to shout".


  1. The singer was accoladed for his performance at the concert.
  2. The book was accoladed by the critics for its innovative style.
  3. The teacher was accoladed by her students for her inspiring lessons.
  4. The athlete was accoladed by the fans for his impressive performance.
  5. The government accoladed the scientist for his contributions to the field of research.
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