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Awarded vs. Conferred — What's the Difference?

Awarded vs. Conferred — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Awarded and Conferred

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Awarded

To grant as merited or due
Awarded prizes to the winners.

Conferred

To bestow (an honor, for example)
Conferred a medal on the hero.

Awarded

To grant an amount or other benefit legally due
Awarded damages to the plaintiff.

Conferred

To invest with (a characteristic, for example)
A carefully worded statement that conferred an aura of credibility.

Awarded

Something awarded or granted, as for merit.
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Conferred

To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult
Conferred with her attorney.

Awarded

An amount or other benefit granted as legally due.

Conferred

Simple past tense and past participle of confer

Awarded

Simple past tense and past participle of award

Conferred

Given formally or officially.

Conferred

Given formally or officially

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