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tr.v. a·ward·ed, a·ward·ing, a·wards
1. To grant as merited or due: awarded prizes to the winners.
2. To grant an amount or other benefit legally due: awarded damages to the plaintiff.
1. Something awarded or granted, as for merit.
2. An amount or other benefit granted as legally due.

[Middle English awarden, from Anglo-Norman awarder, to decide (a legal case), variant of Old North French eswarder : es-, out (from Latin ex; see ex-) + warder, to judge, guard; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

a·ward′a·ble adj.
a·ward′er n.
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