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Definition of award verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they award
he / she / it awards
past simple awarded
-ing form awarding
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 to make an official decision to give something to someone as a payment, prize, etc. award something (to somebody) The judges awarded equal points to both finalists. award (somebody) something The judges awarded both finalists equal points. He was awarded damages of $50,000.
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