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ac·co·lade

 (ăk′ə-lād′, -läd′)
n.
1.
a. An expression of approval; praise.
b. A special acknowledgment; an award.
2. A ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation.
3. Ceremonial bestowal of knighthood.
tr.v. ac·co·lad·ed, ac·co·lad·ing, ac·co·lades
To praise or honor: "His works are invariably accoladed as definitive even as they sparkle and spark" (Malcolm S. Forbes).

[French, an embrace, accolade, from accoler, to embrace, from Old French acoler, from Vulgar Latin *accollāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin collum, neck; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

accolade

(ˈækəˌleɪd; ˌækəˈleɪd)
n
1. strong praise or approval; acclaim
2. an award or honour
3. (Historical Terms) the ceremonial gesture used to confer knighthood, originally an embrace, now a touch on the shoulder with a sword
4. (Classical Music) a rare word for brace7
5. (Architecture) architect a curved ornamental moulding, esp one having the shape of an ogee arch
[C17: via French and Italian from Vulgar Latin accollāre (unattested) to hug; related to Latin collum neck]

ac•co•lade

(ˈæk əˌleɪd, -ˌlɑd; ˌæk əˈleɪd, -ˈlɑd)

n.
1. any award, honor, or laudatory notice.
2. a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword, given in conferring knighthood.
3. Music. a brace joining several staves.
4. an ornamental molding over a door, window, or arch, having the form of an ogee arch.
[1615–25; < French, derivative of a(c)colée embrace (with -ade -ade1)]
ac′co•lad`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accolade - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinctionaccolade - a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
trophy, prize - something given as a token of victory
aliyah - (Judaism) the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah; "he was called on for an aliyah"
academic degree, degree - an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
pennant, crown - the award given to the champion
cachet, seal of approval, seal - an indication of approved or superior status
citation, commendation - an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
honorable mention, mention - an official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
varsity letter, letter - an award earned by participation in a school sport; "he won letters in three sports"
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
trophy - an award for success in war or hunting
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
Emmy - an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television
Nobel prize - an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace
Academy Award, Oscar - an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
Prix de Rome - an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects; the winner in each category receives support for a period of study in Rome
Prix Goncourt - an award given annually for contributions to French literature

accolade

noun
1. honour, award, recognition, tribute the ultimate accolade in the sciences
2. praise, approval, acclaim, applause, compliment, homage, laud (literary), eulogy, congratulation, commendation, acclamation (formal), recognition, tribute, ovation, plaudit We're always pleased to receive accolades from our guests

accolade

noun
1. Recognition of achievement or superiority or a sign of this:
distinction, honor, kudos, laurel (often used in plural).
2. Something given in return for a service or accomplishment:
Idiom: token of appreciation.
3. A memento received as a symbol of excellence or victory:
Translations

accolade

[ˈækəʊleɪd] N
1. (= praise) → elogio m entusiasta; (= honour) → honor m; (= award) → galardón m, premio m
2. (Hist) → acolada f, espaldarazo m

accolade

[ˈækəleɪd] n
(= praise) → hommage m
(= prize) → distinction f

accolade

n (= award)Auszeichnung f; (= praise)Lob nt no pl; (Hist, Mus) → Akkolade f

accolade

[ˈækəleɪd] n (frm, praise) → elogio, encomio; (award, honour) → onorificenza