A thumbs-up is one way to give an accolade.
An example of accolade would be a thumbs-up review of a play.
- an embrace formerly used in conferring knighthood
- a touch on the shoulder with the flat side of a sword, now used in conferring knighthood
- anything done or given as a sign of great respect, approval, appreciation, etc.
- [usually pl.] words of praise
- Music brace (sense )
Origin of accoladeFrench from Provençal acolada from Vulgar Latin an unverified form accolare, to embrace from Classical Latin ad, to + collum, neck: see wheel
- a. An expression of approval; praise.b. A special acknowledgment; an award.
- A ceremonial embrace, as of greeting or salutation.
- Ceremonial bestowal of knighthood.
transitive verbac·co·lad·ed, ac·co·lad·ing, ac·co·lades
Origin of accoladeFrench an embrace, accolade from accoler to embrace from Old French acoler from Vulgar Latin accollāre Latin ad- ad- Latin collum neck ; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- An expression of approval; praise.
- A special acknowledgment; an award.
- An embrace of greeting or salutation.
- (historical) 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.
- (music) A brace used to join two or more staves.
- (US, military) 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.
(third-person singular simple present accolades, present participle accolading, simple past and past participle accoladed)