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accolade
n. laurels, award or honor, expression of praise; brace or vertical line used in music to connect 2 or more staves (Music); ceremonial bestowal of knighthood by tapping on a person's shoulders with a sword; curved molding (Architecture)

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Accolade
The accolade (also known as dubbing or adoubement) was the central act in the rite of passage ceremonies conferring knighthood in the Middle Ages. From about 1852, the term accolade was used much more generally to mean "praise" or "award" or "honor."

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accolade

Noun
1. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
(synonym) award, honor, honour, laurels
(hypernym) symbol
(hyponym) trophy, prize


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accolade
nf. accolade, award or honor

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accolade (de)
n. (Linguistics) accolade, brace, bracket


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