Definition of Reward

1. Noun. A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing. "Virtue is its own reward"

Exact synonyms: Payoff, Wages
Generic synonyms: Aftermath, Consequence

2. Verb. Bestow honor or rewards upon. "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
Exact synonyms: Honor, Honour
Specialized synonyms: Drink, Pledge, Salute, Toast, Wassail, Dignify, Ennoble, Decorate
Generic synonyms: Recognise, Recognize
Antonyms: Dishonor
Derivative terms: Honor, Honor, Honoree, Honour, Honour

3. Noun. Payment made in return for a service rendered.
Specialized synonyms: Bounty, Premium, Honorarium, Blood Money, Guerdon, Meed
Generic synonyms: Payment

4. Verb. Strengthen and support with rewards. "Let's reinforce good behavior"
Exact synonyms: Reinforce
Generic synonyms: Instruct, Learn, Teach
Derivative terms: Reinforcement, Reinforcement, Reinforcer

5. Noun. An act performed to strengthen approved behavior.
Exact synonyms: Reinforcement
Generic synonyms: Approval, Approving, Blessing
Specialized synonyms: Carrot
Derivative terms: Reinforce

6. Verb. Act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions.
Exact synonyms: Pay Back, Repay
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

7. Noun. The offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property.
Generic synonyms: Offer, Offering
Specialized synonyms: Price

8. Noun. Benefit resulting from some event or action. "Reaping the rewards of generosity"
Exact synonyms: Advantage
Generic synonyms: Benefit, Welfare
Derivative terms: Advantage
Antonyms: Penalty

Definition of Reward

1. v. t. To give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate.

2. n. Regard; respect; consideration.

Definition of Reward

1. Noun. Something of value given in return for an act. ¹

2. Noun. A prize promised for a certain deed or catch ¹

3. Noun. The result of an action, whether good or bad. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To give (something) as a reward. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To give a reward to or for. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To recompense. ¹

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Definition of Reward

1. to give recompense to for worthy behavior [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Reward

1. 1. Regard; respect; consideration. "Take reward of thine own value." (Chaucer) 2. That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; especially, 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. "Thou returnest From flight, seditious angel, to receive Thy merited reward." (Milton) "Rewards and punishments do always presuppose something willingly done well or ill." (Hooker) 3. Hence, the fruit of one's labour or works. "The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward." (Eccl. Ix. 5) 4. Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act. Synonym: Recompense, compensation, remuneration, pay, requital, retribution, punishment. See: Reward, and cf. Regard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reward

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Literary usage of Reward

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
""But the just shall live for evermore: and their reward is with the Lord" ... "Be not afraid to be justified even to death: for the reward of God con- ..."

2. Biennial Report by Michigan State Highway Dept (1914)
"The state highway commissioner is hereby given when reward authority to refuse to grant any further road reward to any refused. township or county that has ..."

3. Biennial Report by Michigan State Highway Dept (1910)
"No claim for State reward for improved roads of over two miles in any one township in any one fiscal year shall be allowed by the state highway commissioner ..."

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