Consolation-prize meaning

A prize given to a contestant who does well but does not win, or who wins in a match for those previously defeated.
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A prize given to a competitor who loses or does not win the first prize.
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The definition of consolation prize is something given to a person who does not win first place.

1. An example of a consolation prize is a certificate of participation given to all who entered a race.

2. An example of a consolation prize is a girl who refuses a date to the prom because she knows that she was only asked because the boy's first choice said no. She might say "I'm not your consolation prize."

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An award given to persons or groups of people who do not win an event but are worthy of recognition, especially in a game show.
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