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    Question What's the word?

    What is the appropriate word to describe the action when (handing a person a certificate of achievement).
    is there a better verb to describe this action?

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    Re: What's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by summer rain View Post
    What is the appropriate word to describe the action when (handing a person a certificate of achievement).
    is there a better verb to describe this action?
    It could be "graduation".

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    Re: What's the word?

    No. I mean the action when a person is honored by giving him/her a certificate.
    Instead of saying to honor, is there a better word to describe the action?

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    Re: What's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by summer rain View Post
    No. I mean the action when a person is honored by giving him/her a certificate.
    Instead of saying to honor, is there a better word to describe the action?
    How about "award" a certificate?

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    Re: What's the word?

    How about “confer … on”?

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    Exclamation Re: What's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhaheart View Post
    How about “confer … on”?
    I think-
    Award is common word used for actions such as: to give prize, praise, certificate of merit or a contract to some one. On the other hand confer on is used in rare occasions to honor some one for his contribution, service and sacrifice to the society/country, Confer has positively greater importance, seriousness and value than award.
    The company was awarded with the contract for their good reputation..
    The queen conferred a knighthood on him in honor of his brave deeds.
    The President conferred the highest gallantry award for bravery on the soldier in the annual republic parade

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    Re: What's the word?

    'Confer' is the appropriate word to use. 'Confer' is also used when degrees are awarded to students.
    Another word is bestow.

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    Re: What's the word?

    I don't think you got what I mean, but thank you all Manas Ranjan Mallick,banderas,tedtmc and Buddhaheart.
    I was searching for a better expression.

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    Re: What's the word?

    Quote Originally Posted by summer rain View Post
    I don't think you got what I mean, but thank you all Manas Ranjan Mallick,banderas,tedtmc and Buddhaheart.
    I was searching for a better expression.
    There is not a better one, I am afraid...
    Award goes with a certificate naturally as much as confer does with a diploma.
    So someone can be awarded a certificate.


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    Re: What's the word?

    I honestly don't think that there is any better or different way to say this: "X handed the certificate of achievement to Y".

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