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.

Quotes of reward

  1. Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art. – Frederic Chopin
  2. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. – Calvin Coolidge
  3. I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward in the work that precedes what the world calls success. – Thomas A. Edison
  4. And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout? – Milton Friedman
  5. There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward – Khalil Gibran
  6. I beg the Most High to allow me the favour of the double reward but if God only finds me worthy of one reward I will accept it in all humility. – King Hassan II
  7. I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward – Seamus Heaney
  8. Dignity does not float down from heaven it cannot be purchased nor manufactured. It is a reward reserved for those who labor with diligence. – Bill Hybels
  9. Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. – Doug Larson
  10. It seemed pathetic and terrible to me and it still does, that men and women work eight hours a day at jobs that bring them no joy, no reward save a few dollars. – Hortense Odlum
  11. To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery. – Edward M. Purcell
  12. Don't worry so much about your self -esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward – Laura Schlessinger
  13. As we talk about the need to foster academic achievement, we must recognize and reward those who strive academically, just as we honor athletic champions. Meeting the President of the United States is just the honor we should bestow on our academic champions. – Brad Sherman
  14. When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. I was there. I saw it. – Gordon Sinclair
  15. As a reward of their clean living and good habits these great stars have been able to withstand the rigorous test of stamina and physical exertion and have thus successfully extended their most remarkable careers over a period of many strenuous years. – Major Taylor

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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