present (something) to (one)

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present (something) to (one)

To formally or ceremoniously give or award something to one. They presented an award to him for his work in finding a cure for cancer. We'd like to present this commemorative plaque to you for all your years of hard work for the firm.
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present something to someone

 and present someone with something
to give something to someone, especially if done ceremoniously. They presented a watch to me when I retired. They presented me with a watch when I retired.
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The Sullivan-Schein Awards of Excellence are presented to winners nominated from each of their home districts.
The RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award is presented to each WBCA member head coach who achieves career wins of 200, 300, 400, 500 or more, in 100 victory increments.
Awards were also presented to Staten Island borough president James P.
This case study is presented to assist faculty to better serve the diverse population of students in higher education.
Ultimately a trial is won or lost by the testimony and the documents that are presented to the jury.
Taylor Award will be presented to "Developments in Lost Foam Casting of Magnesium" (#03-112), authored by Michael Marlatt, wfv/Roeperwerk, Three Lakes, Wis.; David Weiss, Eck Industries, Manitowoc, Wis.; and John Hryn, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill.
Although the award was presented to me, I accepted it with the understanding that all media have now joined and participate in this move to parity with other concert dance art styles.
The initial allocation was made in July; the second allocation was contingent upon AIEF meeting particular milestones it had presented to the ARMA board.
The Athena Award was presented to Carmela Novello of Travel Masters Ltd.
The international marketing QSSB support award was presented to state board funders of the WISHH Program.
Innovations in UV curable and waterborne coatings will be presented to address the reduction in solvents in the coatings industry.
Again, it struck me that this report was presented to the Vatican in our names without any consultation.
Examples are presented to document general patterns, and the assumption made is that the case studies indeed are representative of patterns found at one point in time as well as of changes that occurred over time.
There could be found over one thousand clothing items: gowns, robes, kirtles, foreparts, petticoats, cloaks, safeguards, and doublets, plus two hundred additional pieces of material, as well as pantofles, fans, and jewelry.(1) Many of these were gifts presented to the queen at the New Year, on progresses, at Accession Day tilts or other events.