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award (one) (something) for (something)

To bestow something upon one for a particular reason. Our boss awarded Joel the promotion for his experience as an actuary. The committee awarded Patricia the research grant for all of her effort this semester.
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award (someone or something) (something)

To bestow something upon someone or something. Our boss awarded Joel the promotion. The committee has awarded the city of Columbus the honor of hosting the All-Star Game.
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award (something) to (one)

To bestow something upon one. Often used in passive constructions. Our boss awarded the promotion to Joel. The All-Star Game has been awarded to the city of Columbus.
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award something (to someone) (for something)

 and award (someone) something (for something)
to give a prize or reward to someone (for something). The committee awarded a plaque to Andy for his loyalty. They awarded prizes for efficiency to two different people.

award something to someone or something

[for a judge or other legal entity] to decide in favor of a person or group. The judge awarded the judgment to the plaintiff. The jury awarded a large sum to the smaller company.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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