Accolade

Accolade [ AK-uh'-leyd, -lahd; ak-uh'-LEYD, -LAHD ]
 noun, transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (n.) award, honour or special acknowledgement
2. (n.) a ceremonial embrace or a touch with the flat side of a sword on the shoulder that is used to confer knighthood
3. (tr.v.) to honour or shower praises on
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 Accolades were plentiful once his role in the freedom struggle became known.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 Mr Jones received his accolade at the Evening Herald Gold Star Awards.

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