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Definition of "accolade" []

  • An expression of approval; praise. (noun)
  • A special acknowledgment; an award. (noun)
  • A ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation. (noun)
  • Ceremonial bestowal of knighthood. (noun)
  • To praise or honor: "His works are invariably accoladed as definitive even as they sparkle and spark” ( Malcolm S. Forbes). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accolade" in a sentence
  • "In all seven divisions where he claimed some title accolade, he can only be caught arguably cherry picking once in the seven."
  • ""What makes this a special honor or accolade is it is a genre picture, and typically they are celebrated more by audiences than they are by critics," he said."
  • "For example, Lib Dem leader Ming Campbell has broken new ground in becoming the first party leader to join the hip social networking website Facebook, racking up well over a thousand ‘friends’, and earning an accolade from the Daily Mirror as the politician with the best online presence."