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Accolade vs. Commendation

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Accoladenoun

An expression of approval; praise.

Commendationnoun

The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

Accoladenoun

A special acknowledgment; an award.

Commendationnoun

That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

Accoladenoun

An embrace of greeting or salutation.

Commendationnoun

A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.

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Accoladenoun

(historical) A salutation marking the conferring of knighthood, consisting of an embrace or a kiss, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat of a sword.

Commendationnoun

An award or recognition for performance; a medal.

Accoladenoun

(music) A brace used to join two or more staves.

Commendationnoun

The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

‘Need we . . . epistles of commendation?’; ‘By the commendation of the great officers.’;

Accoladenoun

Written Presidential certificate recognizing service by personnel who died or were wounded in action between 1917 and 1918, or who died in service between 1941 and 1947, or died of wounds received in Korea between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Service of civilians who died overseas or as a result of injury or disease contracted while serving in a civilian capacity with the United States Armed Forces during the dates and/or in areas prescribed is in like manner recognized.

Commendationnoun

That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

‘Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a man.’;

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Accoladenoun

(architecture) An ornament composed of two ogee curves meeting in the middle, each concave toward its outer extremity and convex toward the point at which it meets the other. Such accolades are either plain or adorned with rich moldings, and are a frequent motive of decoration on the lintels of doors and windows of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, especially in secular architecture.

Commendationnoun

A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.

‘Hark you, Margaret;No princely commendations to my king?’;

Accoladeverb

(transitive) To embrace or kiss in salutation.

Commendationnoun

an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

Accoladeverb

To confer a knighthood on.

Commendationnoun

a message expressing a favorable opinion;

‘words of approval seldom passed his lips’;

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Accoladeverb

(transitive) To confer praise or awards on.

‘an accoladed novel’;

Accoladenoun

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.

Accoladenoun

A brace used to join two or more staves.

Accoladenoun

a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction;

‘an award for bravery’;

Accolade

The accolade (also known as dubbing or adoubement) (Latin: benedictio militis) was the central act in the rite of passage ceremonies conferring knighthood in the Middle Ages. From about 1852, the term accolade was used much more generally to mean or or .

‘praise’; ‘award’; ‘honour’;

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