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Pronunciation of Award: Learn how to pronounce Award in English correctly

Learn how to say Award correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word award:

[with two objects]
give or order the giving of (something) as an official payment, compensation, or prize to (someone):
he was awarded the Military Cross
a 3.5 per cent pay rise was awarded to staff
grant or assign (a contract or commission) to (a person or organization):
the company was awarded a contract to refurbish the timber mill
a prize or other mark of recognition given in honour of an achievement:
the company’s annual award for high-quality service
an amount of money given as an official payment, compensation, or grant:
a 1.5 per cent pay award
[mass noun] the action of giving a payment, compensation, or prize:
the award of an honorary doctorate
[count noun]:
an award of damages


late Middle English (in the sense ‘issue a judicial decision’, also denoting the decision itself): from Anglo-Norman French awarder, variant of Old French esguarder ‘consider, ordain’, from es- (from Latin ex ‘thoroughly’) + guarder ‘watch (over)’, based on a word of Germanic origin related to ward; compare with guard