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Another word for prize

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Noun
  1. Something given in return for a service or accomplishment

      1. (Psychology) The return for performance of a desired behavior; positive reinforcement.
      2. Money offered or given for some special service, such as the return of a lost article or the capture of a criminal.
      3. A consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior:
      1. An amount paid or required, often as an installment payment, for an insurance policy.
      2. A reward or prize, esp. one offered free or at a special low price as an added inducement to buy or do something; bonus
      3. A prize or award.
      1. A raisin, when used in pudding or cake
      2. An especially desirable position, assignment, or reward:
      3. Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Prunus of the rose family, especially the cultivated species P. domestica and P. salicina, bearing smooth-skinned, fleshy, edible fruit with a single stone.
      1. A payment as to a professional person for services on which no fee is set or legally obtainable
      1. A decision, as by a judge or arbitrator
      2. Something awarded or granted, as for merit.
      3. An amount or other benefit granted as legally due.
      1. A touch on the shoulder with the flat side of a sword, now used in conferring knighthood
      2. Anything done or given as a sign of great respect, approval, appreciation, etc.
      3. A special acknowledgment; an award.
  2. A memento received as a symbol of excellence or victory

      1. A representation of this on a medal
      2. A prize or memento, such as a cup or plaque, received as a symbol of victory, especially in sports.
      3. A prize, usually a silver cup, awarded in a sports contest or other competition
      1. Something that is awarded; prize
      2. An amount or other benefit granted as legally due.
      3. A decision, as by a judge or arbitrator
      1. Anything done or given as a sign of great respect, approval, appreciation, etc.
      2. An expression of approval; praise.
      3. A special acknowledgment; an award.
    See also:

    respect

  3. A person or thing worth catching

      1. An opportunity to achieve wealth or success; a prize or reward:
      2. Great success or a highly valued prize; also, an opportunity for this
      3. (Idiomatic, US) Figuratively, a prize or goal. Often used with respect to employment goals e.g. promotion, better job, etc.
      1. The dark bluish-red or reddish-purple color of some plums
      2. Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Prunus of the rose family, especially the cultivated species P. domestica and P. salicina, bearing smooth-skinned, fleshy, edible fruit with a single stone.
      3. Something choice or desirable; specif., a well-paying job
      1. A tricky or previously unsuspected condition or drawback:
      2. A device for fastening something or for checking motion:
      3. A tricky or disadvantageous condition; a catch:
    See also:

    desire

  4. Someone or something considered exceptionally precious

      1. Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of money, jewels, or other valuables:
      2. Valuable or precious possessions of any kind.
      3. One considered especially precious or valuable:
      1. Any person or thing regarded as like a pearl in some way, as in size, shape, color, beauty, value, etc.
      2. A yellowish white.
      3. A smooth, hard, usually white or bluish-gray body of varied but usually roundish shape that is an abnormal nacreous growth within the shell of some oysters and certain other bivalve mollusks and forms around a grain of sand, a parasite, or some other foreign object: it is used as a gem
      1. Anything prized for its beauty and value, esp. if small and perfect of its kind
      2. A cut and polished gemstone or a pearl, used for ornamentation
      3. A pearl or mineral that has been cut and polished for use as an ornament.
    See also:

    value

  5. The superlative or most preferable part of something

      1. A toy having one end tapered to a point, allowing it to be spun, as by suddenly pulling a string wound around it.
      2. The best part.
      3. (Slang) Something or someone that is preeminent in quality, ability, popularity, etc.; the very best
      1. The person or thing chosen; choice
      2. Something selected as the most desirable; the best or choicest part:
      3. The best or most desirable one or ones
      1. (Chem.) A substance in powder form, made from condensed vapors
      2. The best period of a person or thing; time of flourishing
      3. The highest example or best representative:
      1. A size of type for typewriters, measuring twelve characters to the linear inch
      2. A group or class of persons considered to be superior to others because of their intelligence, social standing, or wealth:
      3. The best or most skilled members of a group:
      1. The oily, yellowish part of milk, which rises to the top and which may be separated: commercial cream contains 18% or more butterfat
      2. Any of various substances resembling or containing cream:
      3. The best or finest part
      1. One that is chosen:
      2. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option:
      3. The best or most preferable part
      1. One's finest clothes
      2. The thing, condition, circumstance, action, etc. that is most excellent, most suitable, etc.
      3. The optimum condition or quality:
  6. Goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime

      1. A crowd of people; caboodle.
      2. Money, especially when acquired or spent illegally or improperly; swag.
      3. (US, dialect) The whole collection or lot; caboodle.
      1. An object of plunder; prey
      2. Incidental benefits reaped by a winner, especially political patronage enjoyed by a successful party or candidate.
      3. Goods or property seized from a victim after a conflict, especially after a military victory.
      1. The act or practice of plundering.
      2. Goods taken by force or fraud; loot; booty
      3. Property stolen by fraud or force; booty.
      1. The act of plundering
      2. Something pillaged; spoils.
      3. That which is plundered; booty; loot
      1. Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
      2. Goods stolen or taken by force, as from a captured enemy city in wartime or by rioters or a corrupt official; plunder, spoils, etc.
      3. (Informal) Things of value, such as gifts, received.
      1. Goods or property seized by force or piracy.
      2. Plunder taken from an enemy in time of war.
      3. Anything seized by force or robbery; plunder
Verb
  1. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of

    See also:

    praise

  2. To have the highest regard for

    See also:

    value

Another word for prize

Noun
      1. The act or process of taking
      2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
      3. An interpretation or assessment, as of an event:
      1. The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
      2. The amount of fish taken in a single pull of a net
      3. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take:
      1. A raisin, when added to a pudding or cake.
      2. Any of several shrubs or small trees of the genus Prunus of the rose family, especially the cultivated species P. domestica and P. salicina, bearing smooth-skinned, fleshy, edible fruit with a single stone.
      3. Something choice or desirable; specif., a well-paying job
      1. The juice given off by meat in cooking
      2. Any extra benefit or value beyond that expected
      3. Payment or benefit in excess of what is expected or required.
      1. (Informal) Something coming as a climax or culmination to a series of events, esp. when unexpected or improbable
      2. The benefit gained as the result of a previous action.
      3. The act, event, or time of payment
      1. (Obs.) A bribe
      2. (Archaic) A merited recompense or reward
      3. Merit; worth
      1. A pearl or mineral that has been cut and polished for use as an ornament.
      2. Something that is valued for its beauty or perfection:
      3. Anything prized for its beauty and value, esp. if small and perfect of its kind
      1. Any person or thing considered very valuable
      2. Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of money, jewels, or other valuables:
      3. One considered especially precious or valuable:
      1. The position or title of a winner.
      2. A competition or series of competitions held to determine a winner.
      3. (Sports) A competition to determine a champion, especially the final of a series of competitions.
      1. Written material to be read by viewers that is included in a film or television show, typically presenting credits, narration, or dialogue.
      2. A written work that is published or about to be published:
      3. (Film, TV) Words shown on the screen that give credit to someone for work done, that translate a segment of foreign dialogue, etc.
      1. Amends made, as for damage or loss.
      2. Something given or done to make up for a loss, injury, etc.; compensation
      3. Something given or done in return for something else; repayment, remuneration, requital, or reward
      1. Goods stolen or taken by force, as from a captured enemy city in wartime or by rioters or a corrupt official; plunder, spoils, etc.
      2. (Informal) Things of value, such as gifts, received.
      3. Valuables pillaged in time of war; spoils.
      1. (Dial.) Personal belongings or household furnishings
      2. The act or practice of plundering.
      3. Goods taken by force or fraud; loot; booty
      1. A valuable prize, award, or gain.
      2. Loot taken from the enemy; spoils of war
      3. Plunder taken from an enemy in time of war.
      1. (Basketball) An additional free throw awarded to a player who has been fouled when the opposing team has committed more than a specified number of fouls during a period of play.
      2. A sum of money in addition to salary that is given to a professional athlete for signing up with a team.
      3. Something given or paid in addition to what is usual or expected.
      1. Generosity in giving
      2. Something given freely; generous gift
      3. A reward, inducement, or payment, especially one given by a government for acts deemed beneficial to the state, such as killing predatory animals, growing certain crops, starting certain industries, or enlisting for military service.
      1. (Figuratively) A sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money
      2. A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind
      3. A sudden, unexpected piece of good fortune or financial gain.
      1. A sum of money collected as a present or given as a prize
      2. A usually closable bag used for carrying keys, a wallet, and other personal items, especially by women; a handbag.
      3. Anything like a purse in shape, use, etc.
      1. A lucky development or substantial success.
      2. A pot in a poker game made up of accumulated stakes, which can be played for only when some player has a pair of jacks or better with which to open
      3. The accumulated stakes in a kind of poker that requires one to hold a pair of jacks or better in order to open the betting.
      1. The spoils of a win; something that has been won
      1. Protection from being sued for libel or slander for making otherwise actionable statements in a context or forum where open and candid expression is deemed desirable for reasons of public policy.
      2. An option, as a put or call, to buy or sell a stock
      3. A right, advantage, favor, or immunity specially granted to one; esp., a right held by a certain individual, group, or class, and withheld from certain others or all others
      1. (Sports) The first point scored in tennis after deuce.
      2. (Sports) A situation in soccer in which the referee has signaled that a foul has been committed but delays making the call because the fouled team has a more favorable position in play. If the fouled team loses this favorable position, the referee then makes the call.
      3. A relatively favorable position; superiority of means:
      1. Something offered as an inducement, like a carrot dangled before a donkey's nose
      2. A reward offered for desired behavior; an inducement:
      3. A biennial plant (Daucus carota) of the umbel family, with fernlike leaves and compound umbels of white flowers, usually with one red flower in the center: only the cultivated variety is edible
      1. Something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive:
      2. An incentive that helps bring about a desired state.
      3. (Law) Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations:
      1. An endowment, or a sum of money paid from such an endowment, for the support of a graduate student, scholar, etc. doing advanced study in some field
      2. The companionship of individuals in a congenial atmosphere and on equal terms:
      3. The status or position of one who is awarded such a grant.
      1. The systematized knowledge of a learned person, exhibiting accuracy, critical ability, and thoroughness; erudition
      2. (Australia, dated) The first year of high school, often accompanied by exams that needed to be passed before advancement to the higher grades.
      3. The quality of knowledge and learning shown by a student; standard of academic work
      1. (--- Law) A reference to a previous court decision or other authority for a point of law, usually by case title and other information.
      2. An official summons or notice given to a person to appear; the paper containing such summons or notice.
      3. An entry in a list of source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
      1. The blue silk ribbon of the Order of the Garter
      2. An award or honor given for excellence.
      3. An award made from a blue ribbon given to a competitor who finishes in first place.
      1. One's portion, share, or allotment
      2. An ornamental, usually metal, cup with a stem and base, given as a prize
      3. A sweetened, flavored, usually chilled beverage, especially one made with wine:
      1. (Mining) A metal gutter placed round a mine shaft on the inside, to catch water running down inside the shaft and run it into a drainpipe.
      2. A wreath or woven chain of flowers, leaves, etc. worn on the head or used as decoration, esp. as a symbol of victory, honor, etc.
      3. A wreath or festoon, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration.
      1. An ornamental circlet or head covering, often made of precious metal set with jewels and worn as a symbol of sovereignty.
      2. A reward or honor given for merit; specif., the position or title of a champion in a sport
      3. Any one of several coins, such as the koruna, the krona, or the krone, having a name that means “crown.”
      1. (Nautical) A metal shield worn by sailmakers over the palm of the hand and used to force a needle through heavy canvas.
      2. A representation of a palm leaf or frond given in lieu of a second award of the same military decoration
      3. A small metallic representation of a palm leaf added to a military decoration that has been awarded more than one time.
      1. A prize or memento, such as a cup or plaque, received as a symbol of victory, especially in sports.
      2. In ancient Greece and Rome, a memorial of victory erected on the battlefield or in some public place, orig. a display of captured arms or other spoils
      3. Something taken from the enemy and kept as a memorial of victory, as captured arms
      1. Any of a genus (Laurus) of evergreen trees or shrubs of the laurel family, native to S Europe and widely cultivated in the U.S., with large, glossy, aromatic leaves, greenish-yellow flowers, and black berries
      2. An evergreen tree (Laurus nobilis) of the Mediterranean region valued for its aromatic ovate leaves, used in cooking.
      3. The foliage of this tree, esp. as woven into wreaths such as those used by the ancient Greeks to crown the victors in various contests or by the ancient Romans to signify military success
      1. A medal, badge, or similar token of honor
      2. The act, process, technique, or art of decorating.
      3. Something used to decorate.
      1. A piece of metal stamped with a religious device, used as an object of veneration or commemoration.
      2. A flat piece of metal stamped with a design or an inscription commemorating an event or a person, often given as an award.
      1. An embrace formerly used in conferring knighthood
      2. A touch on the shoulder with the flat side of a sword, now used in conferring knighthood
      3. Anything done or given as a sign of great respect, approval, appreciation, etc.
      1. A fee paid by a borrower of stock to the lender, as in short selling
      2. An unusual or high value:
      3. A reward or prize, esp. one offered free or at a special low price as an added inducement to buy or do something; bonus
      1. (Sports) The right of being first at the tee in golf.
      2. An advanced course of study in place of or in addition to the regular course, for exceptional students
      3. A program of advanced study for exceptional students:
      1. A decision, as by a judge or arbitrator
      2. Something awarded or granted, as for merit.
      3. An amount or other benefit granted as legally due.
      1. A consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior:
      2. Something given in return for good or, sometimes, evil, or for service or merit
      3. Money offered or given for some special service, such as the return of a lost article or the capture of a criminal.
    See also:

    booty

Verb

Synonym Study

  • Premium , in this connection, applies to a reward offered as an inducement to greater effort or production to pay a premium for advance delivery
  • Reward usually refers to something given in recompense for a good deed or for merit a reward was offered for the return of the lost briefcase
  • Award implies a decision by judges but does not connote overt competition we received an award for the best news story of the year
  • Prize applies to something won in competition or, often, in a lottery or game of chance she won first prize in the golf tournament