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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.]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
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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:
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Translations

accolade

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

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

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

[ˈækəleɪd] n (frm, praise) → elogio, encomio; (award, honour) → onorificenza
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References in classic literature ?
As he had already told him, he said, there was no chapel in the castle, nor was it needed for what remained to be done, for, as he understood the ceremonial of the order, the whole point of being dubbed a knight lay in the accolade and in the slap on the shoulder, and that could be administered in the middle of a field; and that he had now done all that was needful as to watching the armour, for all requirements were satisfied by a watch of two hours only, while he had been more than four about it.
Aylward, you are a trusty soldier, for all that your shoulder has never felt accolade, nor your heels worn the gold spurs.
The accolade delivered by a barkeeper with a beer glass!
He felt himself God's own mad lover, and no accolade of knighthood could have given him greater pride.
After the bridges had been constructed across the Beresina, General Eble presented such of the pontooners as were not disabled to the Emperor, and Napoleon embraced poor Gondrin-- perhaps but for that accolade he would have died ere now.
By that accolade had the Supreme Government acknowledged his title before all men.
And now he gets the ultimate accolade - his own Audience With...
Sopheon has announced the latest release, version 4.0, of its Accolade product development software system.
The Accolade system has been available for several years and is used by a number of Fortune 500 companies, including large pharmacos, to accelerate their product development procedures and improve their return of product portfolio investments.
Now nationally distributed and designed for use with ATVs and snowmobiles as well as sport bikes and cruisers, Haugen's bags have garnered accolade after accolade for their superior construction.
Developed in conjunction with Cooper & Edgett, Accolade is designed to improve the efficiency of new product development, boosting success rates and reducing time to market for new products.
Resentment there has been that so many who run 1999 were imported from London, this, and the old Scottish trait of hating success and the new Glasgow tradition of celebrating mediocrity, together with Edbinburgh's deep, deep hurt at losing the Arts Council's accolade to its rival, has festered.