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 for accolade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accolade \Ac`co*lade"\ ([a^]k`k[-o]*l[=a]d" or
     [a^]k`k[-o]*l[.a]d"; 277), n. [F. accolade, It. accolata, fr.
     accollare to embrace; L. ad + collum neck.]
     1. A ceremony formerly used in conferring knighthood,
        consisting of an embrace, and a slight blow on the
        shoulders with the flat blade of a sword.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mus.) A brace used to join two or more staves.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an
           award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honor,
           honour, laurels]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "accolade":
     adulation, apotheosis, award, badge, bays, bepraisement, citation,
     congratulation, decoration, deification, distinction, eloge,
     encomium, eulogium, eulogy, exaltation, excessive praise, flattery,
     glorification, glory, hero worship, homage, hommage, honor,
     honorable mention, idolatry, idolizing, kudos, laud, laudation,
     laurels, lionizing, magnification, meed of praise, mention,
     overpraise, paean, panegyric, praise, tribute

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