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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;
- Example: "an award for bravery"
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A brace used to join two or more staves. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

accolade n 1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honor, honour, laurels]
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