Definition of Presidential Medal of Freedom in English:

Presidential Medal of Freedom

noun

  • (in the US) a medal constituting the highest award that can be given to a civilian in peacetime.

    • ‘One of the most esteemed scientists in the world, Sabin received the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.’
    • ‘In 1996, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to civilians making outstanding contributions to American life.’
    • ‘Yesterday, the President informed Robert L. Bartley of his decision to award Mr. Bartley the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation's highest civil honor.’
    • ‘Dr. Hamburg's work has been recognized around the world, with tributes ranging from the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences.’
    • ‘In June, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.’
    • ‘In 2000, Taylor was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award, by President Bill Clinton, for whom he delivered the sermon for the Inaugural Prayer Service in 1993.’
    • ‘Watson, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and an honorary knighthood in the United Kingdom.’
    • ‘In 1977, John Bardeen was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.’
    • ‘In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.’
    • ‘In 2000, Clark was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour.’
    • ‘Now that he's been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, perhaps he will receive the levels of respect and admiration he has deserved.’
    • ‘A year later, President Bill Clinton awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his many contributions.’
    • ‘For the dedication dinner at the college, medals were in order, and Cooley wore his much-prized Presidential Medal of Freedom.’
    • ‘Cronkite was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in January 1981.’
    • ‘Less than two months before his death, President Bush awarded him the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.’
    • ‘He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award, in 1985.’
    • ‘Among many accolades and prizes, Graham received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.’
    • ‘The one that capped her public career was the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the government's highest civilian honor, which she received at age 103.’
    • ‘Months later, Clinton had to present a Presidential Medal of Freedom award to Bradlee.’
    • ‘Eric Hoffer was an American social philosopher who wrote nine books and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.’

Pronunciation:

Presidential Medal of Freedom

/ˌprezəˌden(t)SHəl ˌmedl əv ˈfrēdəm/