Meaning: An award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit. An expression of praise or admiration.
Synonyms: Honor, privilege, award, gift, title, tribute, commendation, praise, testimonial, compliment, pat on the back.
Use: Tina is such a great student in our class that she is always getting one accolade after another.
During the annual meeting, the company president will present an accolade to the employee of the year.