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    The meaning of “accolade”

    What is the meaning of accoladein the following sentences (It is sufficient to write the meanings and the numbers corresponding to the sentences.):

    1) There is no higher accolade at this school than an honorary degree.

    2) Four restaurants have been awarded the highest accolade of a three-star rating.

    3) He wasn't there to pick up the accolade of "Entrepreneur of the Year".

    4) Why does he deserve this accolade when there are many far more successful, far more famous radio personalities.

    5) She has been winning accolades for her performances in small plays.

    6) The movie's special effects have drawn accolades from both fans and critics.

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    Re: The meaning of “accolade”

    NOT A TEACHER

    In #1 I interpret "accolade" as "praise" because an honorary degree isn't a prize. In all of the other sentences, "accolade" can mean a "prize".

    accolade - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 13-Jul-2012 at 14:45.

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    Re: The meaning of “accolade”

    I would say in 2, the "prize" is the praise of a 3-star rating. They are the same.
    I would also say that 5 and 6 are "praise."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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