honoree

[on-uh-ree]
noun
a person who receives an honor, award, or special recognition.

Origin:
honor + -ee

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The show went on, and the wrenching absence of its honoree made it all the more fervent a celebration.
The honoree is chosen through an internal process: the sergeants vote.
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