Definition of Reward in English :

Define Reward in English

Reward meaning in English

Meaning of Reward in English

Pronunciation of Reward in English

Reward pronunciation in English

Pronounce Reward in English


see synonyms of reward


1. payoff, reward, wages

a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

Example Sentences:
'the wages of sin is death'
'virtue is its own reward'

2. reward

payment made in return for a service rendered

3. reinforcement, reward

an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

4. reward

the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property

5. advantage, reward

benefit resulting from some event or action

Example Sentences:
'it turned out to my advantage'
'reaping the rewards of generosity'


6. honor, honour, reward

bestow honor or rewards upon

Example Sentences:
'Today we honor our soldiers'
'The scout was rewarded for courageous action'

7. reinforce, reward

strengthen and support with rewards

Example Sentences:
'Let's reinforce good behavior'

8. pay back, repay, reward

act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of reward
something given or received in return for a deed or service rendered
a sum of money offered, esp for help in finding a criminal or for the return of lost or stolen property
profit or return
something received in return for good or evil; deserts
5. psychology
any pleasant event that follows a response and therefore increases the likelihood of the response recurring in the future
6. (transitive)
to give (something) to (someone), esp in gratitude for a service rendered; recompense

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see synonyms of reward
something given in return for good or, sometimes, evil, or for service or merit
money offered, as for the capture of a criminal, the return of something lost, etc.
compensation; profit
4.  Psychology
a return for correct response to a stimulus
verb transitive
to give a reward to
to give a reward for
to serve as a reward to or for

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of reward
1. A consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior: the rewards of exercise; the rewards of lying to your boss.
2. Money offered or given for some special service, such as the return of a lost article or the capture of a criminal.
3. A satisfying return on investment; a profit.
4. Psychology The return for performance of a desired behavior; positive reinforcement.
tr.v. re·ward·ed, re·ward·ing, re·wards
To give a reward to or for.

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