Difference between Accolade and Honour

What is the difference between Accolade and Honour?

Accolade as a verb is to embrace or kiss in salutation. while Honour as a verb is to think of highly, to respect highly.


Part of speech: verb

Definition: To embrace or kiss in salutation. To confer a knighthood on.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An expression of approval; praise. A special acknowledgment; an award. A salutation marking the conferring of knighthood, consisting of an embrace or a kiss, and a slight blow on the shoulders with the flat of a sword. A brace used to join two or more staves. Written Presidential certificate recognizing service by personnel who died or were wounded in action between 1917 and 1918, or who died in service between 1941 and 1947, or died of wounds received in Korea between June 27, 1950 and July 27, 1954. Service of civilians who died overseas or as a result of injury or disease contracted while serving in a civilian capacity with the United States Armed Forces during the dates and/or in areas prescribed is in like manner recognized.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: High rank or respect.Dignity; reputation as a good person.An objectification of praiseworthiness or respect; something that represents praiseworthiness or respect, such as an award given by the state to a citizen.A privilege.The centre point of the upper half of an armorial escutcheon.In bridge, an ace, king, queen, jack, or ten especially of the trump suit. In some other games, an ace, king, queen or jack.The right to play one's ball before one's opponent plays his.For honours degree, a university qualification of the highest rank.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To think of highly, to respect highly.To confer an honour or privilege upon (someone).To conform with, obey (e.g. a treaty or promise)To make payment in respect of (a cheque, banker's draft etc).

Example sentence: It's a great privilege and an honour to have the experiences and opportunities that I do to meet extraordinary Australians right across our country who share a great generosity of spirit.

We hope you now know whether to use Accolade or Honour in your sentence.

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