award

[uh-wawrd]
verb (used with object)
1.
to give as due or merited; assign or bestow: to award prizes.
2.
to bestow by judicial decree; assign or appoint by deliberate judgment, as in arbitration: The plaintiff was awarded damages of $100,000.
noun
3.
something awarded, as a payment or medal.
4.
Law.
a.
a decision after consideration; a judicial sentence.
b.
the decision of arbitrators on a matter submitted to them.

Origin:
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English awarden < Anglo-French awarder, equivalent to a- a-4 + warderGermanic; compare Old English weardian to guard, ward; (noun) Middle English < Anglo-French, derivative of awarder

awardability, noun
awardable, adverb
awarder, noun
misaward, verb (used with object)
superaward, noun
unawardable, adjective
unawarded, adjective
well-awarded, adjective
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award (əˈwɔːd)
 
vb
1.  to give (something due), esp as a reward for merit: to award prizes
2.  law to declare to be entitled, as by decision of a court of law or an arbitrator
 
n
3.  something awarded, such as a prize or medal: an award for bravery
4.  (in Australia and New Zealand) the amount of an award wage (esp in the phrase above award)
5.  law
 a.  the decision of an arbitrator
 b.  a grant made by a court of law, esp of damages in a civil action
 
[C14: from Anglo-Norman awarder, from Old Northern French eswarder to decide after investigation, from es-ex-1 + warder to observe; see ward]
 
a'wardable
 
adj
 
award'ee
 
n
 
a'warder
 
n

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Word Origin & History

award
late 14c., "decide after careful observation," from Anglo-Fr. awarder, from O.N.Fr. eswarder (O.Fr. esguarder) "decide, examine" (after careful consideration), from es- "out" + guarder "to watch" (see guard (n.)). The noun meaning "something awarded" is first attested 1590s.
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Example sentences
Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random
  drawing from among all remaining eligible entries.
They laughed that he recently skipped an award ceremony because not enough
  people were going to see him accept the award.
Tech award winners focus on putting gadgetry to good use worldwide.
Nearly every profession publicly honors its top performers with an award.
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