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

  Award \A*ward"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Awarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Awarding.] [OF. eswarder to look at, consider, decide,
     judge; es (L. ex) + warder, garder, to observe, take heed,
     keep, fr. OHG. wart[=e]n to watch, guard. See Ward.]
     To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or
     apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to
     adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the
     complainant.
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           To review
           The wrongful sentence, and award a new.  --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Award \A*ward"\, v. i.
     To determine; to make an award.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Award \A*ward"\, n. [Cf. OF. award, awart, esgart. See Award,
     v. t.]
     1. A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The
        decision of arbitrators in a case submitted."Impatient for
        the award." --Cowper.
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              An award had been given against.      --Gilpin.
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     2. The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that
        which is warded. --Bouvier.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  award
      n 1: a grant made by a law court; "he criticized the awarding of
           compensation by the court" [syn: award, awarding]
      2: a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an
         award for bravery" [syn: award, accolade, honor,
         honour, laurels]
      3: something given for victory or superiority in a contest or
         competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free
         trip to Europe" [syn: prize, award]
      v 1: give, especially as an honor or reward; "bestow honors and
           prizes at graduation" [syn: award, present]
      2: give as judged due or on the basis of merit; "the referee
         awarded a free kick to the team"; "the jury awarded a million
         dollars to the plaintiff";"Funds are granted to qualified
         researchers" [syn: award, grant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  133 Moby Thesaurus words for "award":
     Academy Award, Christmas present, Nobel Prize, Oscar, accolade,
     accommodation, accord, accordance, action, administer, afford,
     allocate, allot, allow, apportion, assign, awarding, badge, bays,
     bestow, bestow on, bestowal, bestowment, birthday present,
     booby prize, box, cadeau, communicate, communication, concede,
     concession, condemnation, confer, conferment, conferral,
     consideration, consolation prize, contribution, deal, deal out,
     decision, decoration, decree, deliverance, delivery, determination,
     diagnosis, dictum, dish out, dispense, distinction, dole, dole out,
     donate, donation, doom, dower, endow, endow with, endowment, endue,
     extend, fairing, finding, first prize, fork out, furnish,
     furnishment, gift, gift with, gifting, give, give freely, give out,
     giving, grant, granting, hand out, handsel, heap, help to, impart,
     impartation, impartment, investiture, issue, jackpot, kudos,
     laurels, lavish, let have, liberality, mete, mete out, oblation,
     offer, offering, order, peace offering, pour, precedent, present,
     presentation, presentment, prize, proffer, prognosis,
     pronouncement, provision, rain, render, resolution, reward, ruling,
     second prize, sentence, serve, shell out, shower, slip, snow,
     subscription, supplying, surrender, sweepstakes, tender, tribute,
     trophy, verdict, vouchsafe, vouchsafement, white elephant, yield
  
  

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