praise or an award for an achievement that people admireWord Originearly 17th cent.: from French, from Provençalacolada, literally
‘embrace around the neck (when bestowing knighthood)’
, from Latinad-
.Extra examplesFour restaurants have been awarded the highest accolade of a three-star rating.a long list of industry accoladesHe was finally awarded the ultimate accolade —British Hairdresser of the Year—in 2007.