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Definitions of reward

  1. benefit resulting from some event or action; " it turned out to my advantage"; " reaping the rewards of generosity"
  2. bestow honor upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"
  3. act or give something in recognition of someone's behavior
  4. a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; " the wages of sin is death"; " virtue is its own reward"
  5. strengthen and support with rewards; " Let's reinforce good behavior"
  6. an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
  7. show appreciation to; " He remembered her in his will"
  8. the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
  9. payment made in return for a service rendered
  10. bestow a reward upon; " The boy scout was rewarded for his courageous action"
  11. act or give recompensation in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
  12. bestow honor or rewards upon; " Today we honor our soldiers"; " The scout was rewarded for courageus action"
  13. Regard; respect; consideration.
  14. That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital.
  15. Hence, the fruit of one's labor or works.
  16. Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act.
  17. To give in return, whether good or evil; - commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate.
  18. An object or a situation that can serve to reinforce a response, to satisfy a motive, or to afford pleasure.
  19. Something given as a return for good or ill received; money offered for service or for the return of something lost.
  20. To give in return for ( good or ill received); to make a return to ( somebody) or for ( something); as, to reward the winner, or to reward success.
  21. That which is given in return for good or evil: recompense: retribution: the fruit of one's own labor.
  22. To give in return: to requite, whether good or evil: to punish: ( B.) to recompense.
  23. Recompense; retribution.
  24. To recompense; requite.
  25. To give a reward to or for; be a reward for; recompense; requite.
  26. The act of rewarding; a gift, prize, or recompense.
  27. Equivalent return for good or service done; recompense.
  28. To give in return either good or evil; to recompense; to punish.
  29. A suitable return for kindness, or for services, and suchlike; the fruits of labour or industry; a sum of money offered for the apprehension of a criminal, or for the recovery of lost property; punishment.
  30. To recompense; to give in return, either good or evil; to remunerate; to punish; to repay evil.
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Usage examples for reward

  1. " If ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? – Godliness by Catherine Booth
  2. Now, as a reward she had lost their beloved babies. – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  3. The Squire now had the satisfaction of being able to see his way to a more handsome reward than he had at first thought of, or than was, indeed, called for in the case of a man who had merely acted well in the course of his duty. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  4. " Then I care not," I replied; " I only to live to reward you." – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  5. But there was no reward for our patience. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  6. I see you have not forgotten the reward your duties, I hope, are equally clear to your memory. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  7. That is all the reward I want. – Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor by William Somerset Maugham
  8. I do not want the reward thank you. – St. Peter's Umbrella by Kálmán Mikszáth
  9. You couldn't have a better reward Rob. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  10. Now, if you guess right this time, you'll get a reward – Santa Claus's Partner by Thomas Nelson Page
  11. No service, no reward – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  12. I will reward him. – Puss in Boots, Jr., and the Good Gray Horse by David Cory
  13. It wasn't a reward – Lalage's Lovers 1911 by George A. Birmingham
  14. " She's looking to that five thousand reward for Ramerrez," he told him. – The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco
  15. But I had a reward before me. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  16. I offer you no reward but I am going to give your children a present, and you are to use it for the comfort of your family. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
  17. He's after the reward an' he had to keep her safe. – Prairie Flowers by James B. Hendryx
  18. Still, if a reward was offered- My father is too poor to offer a reward and the Government will not do so. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  19. How shall I reward you? – The Art of the Story-Teller by Marie L. Shedlock
  20. That will be my reward – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
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