1. [syn: award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Accolade \Ac`co*lade"\ ([a^]k`k[-o]*l[=a]d" or
[a^]k`k[-o]*l[.a]d"; 277), n. [F. accolade, It. accolata, fr.
accollare to embrace; L. ad + collum neck.]
1. A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood,
consisting of an embrace, and a slight blow on the
shoulders with the flat blade of a sword.
2. (Mus.) A brace used to join two or more staves.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an
award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honor,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "accolade":
adulation, apotheosis, award, badge, bays, bepraisement, citation,
congratulation, decoration, deification, distinction, eloge,
encomium, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excessive praise, flattery,
glorification, glory, hero worship, homage, hommage, honor,
honorable mention, idolatry, idolizing, kudos, laud, laudation,
laurels, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, mention,
overpraise, paean, panegyric, praise, tribute