a person who has been honored for achieving distinction in a particular field or with a particular award: a Nobel laureate.
deserving or having special recognition for achievement, as for poetry (often used immediately after the noun that is modified): poet laureate; conjurer laureate.
having special distinction or recognition in a field: the laureate men of science.
crowned or decked with laurel as a mark of honor.
consisting of or resembling laurel, as a wreath or crown.
- lau·re·ate·ship, noun
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How to use laureate in a sentence
Myanmar’s military assumed control of the country in a coup on Monday, ousting the democratically elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi, and arresting the Nobel laureate and several leaders of her party in early-morning raids.How Myanmar's Fragile Push for Democracy Collapsed in a Military Coup | Amy Gunia | February 1, 2021 | Time
When Janet Yellen became chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in 1997, her husband, economic Nobel laureate George Akerlof, took full leave from his tenured post in Berkeley University’s economics department to support her career.Janet Yellen’s greatest mistakes will haunt her toughest job yet | Roya Wolverson | January 26, 2021 | Quartz
Everything about this inauguration seemed an effort to soothe a nation, from Garth Brooks’s simple rendition of “Amazing Grace,” to the young poet laureate Amanda Gorman who spoke of the need to step into our history before we can move beyond it.
Anyone who meets the prize committee’s nomination criteria — heads of state, former laureates and selected academics, to name a few — can offer a nomination.
The group in December named Rowling one of its Ripple of Hope laureates for her founding of Lumos, which works to get children worldwide out of orphanages and into families.J.K. Rowling is returning a human rights award connected to the Kennedy family | radmarya | August 28, 2020 | Fortune
At that first meeting, activists elected Nobel laureate Andrei Sakharov to be the chair for their society.The Kremlin’s Plan to Erase Russia’s Memory and Its Conscience | Anna Nemtsova | October 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Elie Wiesel, who was involved with the Irgun Zionist underground, is a 1986 Peace laureate.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize | P. J. O’Rourke | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The West awarded him the Nobel prize for literature in 1987 and America made Brodsky its poet laureate in 1991.
Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi supported the Iranian revolution only to have it end her career as a judge.
It was Independent People, by Nobel laureate Haldor Laxness, that put modern Icelandic literature on the global map.
The laureate is among the English poets evidently the great favorite of our guide: the choice does honor to his head and heart.Little Travels and Roadside Sketches | William Makepeace Thackeray
At the Floral Games he who is crowned poet-laureate chooses the Queen, and she crowns him with a wreath of olive leaves.Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
Until the appearance of the biography referred to, we had known the laureate almost wholly through his books.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII | John Lord
Robert Bridges, the present poet-laureate, also deserves especial mention.The Complete Club Book for Women | Caroline French Benton
After the death of his friend Southey, the mantle of the Poet laureate fell upon him.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for laureate
literary crowned with laurel leaves as a sign of honour
archaic made of laurel
short for poet laureate
a person honoured with an award for art or science: a Nobel laureate
rare a person honoured with the laurel crown or wreath
- laureateship, noun
- laureation (ˌlɔːrɪˈeɪʃən), noun
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