(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. trophy, medal, award, decoration, laurel; premium, bonus, reward; advantage, privilege; pick, elite. —v. t. cherish, treasure, esteem, value. See approbation, love. Ant., penalty.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. reward, award, honor, premium, accolade, medal, decoration, laurel, trophy, palm, crown, garland, cup, blue ribbon, citation, scholarship, fellowship, inducement, carrot, advantage, privilege, winnings, jackpot, purse, windfall, bounty, bonus, spoils, booty, plunder, loot, recompense, feather in one's cap, title, championship, first place, mark of honor, treasure, gem, meed, guerdon, payoff*, gravy*, plum*, haul*, take*; see also booty .
Syn.- prize applies to something won in competition or, often, in a lottery or game of chance [ she won first prize in the golf tournament ] ; award implies a decision by judges but does not connote overt competition [ we received an award for the best news story of the year ] ; 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 ] ; premium , in this connection, applies to a reward offered as an inducement to greater effort or production [ to pay a premium for advance delivery ] v.
Syn. value, esteem, cherish; see appreciate 2 , like 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at appreciate .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
award, winnings, reward, title, blue ribbon, medal, trophy, loving cup, decoration, laurel, honors, jackpot, haul, stake, spoils, booby prize.
value, regard highly, esteem, appreciate, hold dear, cherish, treasure.
award-winning, winning, choice. see best
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To recognize the worth, quality, importance, or magnitude of: appreciate, cherish, esteem, respect, treasure, value. Idiom: set store by. See PRAISE. 2. To have the highest regard for: cherish, treasure. Idiom: hold dear. See VALUE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Something given in return for a service or accomplishment: accolade, award, guerdon, honorarium, plum, premium, reward. Idiom: token of appreciation (or esteem). See REWARD. 2. A memento received as a symbol of excellence or victory: accolade, award, trophy. See RESPECT. 3. A person or thing worth catching: plum. Informal: catch. Slang: brass ring. See DESIRE. 4. Someone or something considered exceptionally precious: gem, pearl, treasure. See VALUE. 5. The superlative or most preferable part of something: best, choice, cream, creme de la creme, elite, flower, pick, top. Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch (or crop). See BETTER.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Nautical. Goods or property seized unlawfully, especially by a victor in wartime: booty, loot, pillage, plunder, spoil (used in plural). Slang: boodle. See CRIMES, GIVE.

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