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Laureate vs. Honoree — What's the Difference?

Laureate vs. Honoree — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Laureate and Honoree

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Laureate

In English, the word laureate has come to signify eminence or association with literary awards or military glory. It is also used for recipients of the Nobel Prize, the Gandhi Peace Award, the Student Peace Prize, and for former music directors of orchestras who retain some level of involvement.
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Honoree

The recipient of an honor.
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Laureate

Worthy of the greatest honor or distinction
“The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag” (James Traub).
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Honoree

One who receives an honor or award.
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Laureate

Crowned or decked with laurel as a mark of honor.
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Honoree

A recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments. Correlative of honorer or conferrer.
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Laureate

(Archaic) Made of laurel sprigs, as a wreath or crown.
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Honoree

A recipient of honors in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments
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Laureate

One honored or awarded a prize for great achievements especially in the arts or sciences
A Nobel laureate.
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Laureate

A poet laureate.
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Laureate

Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
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Laureate

(dated) One crowned with laurel, such as a poet laureate or Nobel laureate.
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Laureate

A graduate of a university.
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Laureate

(intransitive) To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at English universities.
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Laureate

Crowned, or decked, with laurel.
To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.
Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines.
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Laureate

One crowned with laurel; a poet laureate.
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Laureate

A person who has been presented with an award for some distinguished achievement; as, a Nobel laureate; the Pris de Rome laureate; the Music Director Laureate; the conductor laureate.
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Laureate

To honor with a wreath of laurel, as formerly was done in bestowing a degree at the English universities.
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Laureate

Someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
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Laureate

Worthy of the greatest honor or distinction;
The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag
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