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Noun: reward  ri'word
  1. A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
    "virtue is its own reward";
    - wages, payoff
  2. Payment made in return for a service rendered
  3. An act performed to strengthen approved behaviour
    - reinforcement
  4. The offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
  5. Benefit resulting from some event or action
    "reaping the rewards of generosity";
    - advantage
Verb: reward  ri'word
  1. Bestow honour or rewards upon
    "The scout was rewarded for courageous action";
    - honor [US], honour [Brit, Cdn], fete, fĂȘte
  2. Strengthen and support with rewards
    "Let's reward good behaviour";
    - reinforce
  3. Act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behaviour or actions
    - repay, pay back

Derived forms: rewarded, rewarding, rewards

Type of: act, aftermath, approval, approving, benefit, blessing, consequence, instruct, learn, move, offer, offering, payment, recognise [Brit], recognize, teach, welfare

Antonym: dishonour [Brit, Cdn], penalty

Encyclopedia: Reward, Inyo County, California