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English definition of “accolade”

accolade

noun [C]     /ˈæk.ə.leɪd/ formal
praise and approval: He's been granted the ultimate accolade - his face on a postage stamp. Her approval was the highest accolade he could receive.Praising and applaudingExaggerating and playing down
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