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Definition 1: an act performed to strengthen approved behavior - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for reward in the sense of this definition

(reward is a kind of ...) the formal act of approving

"he gave the project his blessing" "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person"

(... is a kind of reward ) promise of reward as in

"carrot and stick" "used the carrot of subsidized housing for the workers to get their vote"

Definition 2: benefit resulting from some event or action - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where reward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it turned out to my advantage
  • reaping the rewards of generosity

Synonyms for reward in the sense of this definition

(reward is a kind of ...) something that aids or promotes well-being

"for the benefit of all"

Definition 3: the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property - [noun denoting communication]

(reward is a kind of ...) something offered (as a proposal or bid)

"noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds"

(... is a kind of reward ) a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal

"the cattle thief has a price on his head"

Definition 4: a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing - [noun denoting event]

Samples where reward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wages of sin is death
  • virtue is its own reward

Synonyms for reward in the sense of this definition

(reward is a kind of ...) the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

Definition 5: payment made in return for a service rendered - [noun denoting possession]

(reward is a kind of ...) a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

(... is a kind of reward ) payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military

(... is a kind of reward ) a fee paid for a nominally free service

(... is a kind of reward ) a reward for information about a murderer

(... is a kind of reward ) a reward or payment

(... is a kind of reward ) a fitting reward

Definition 6: strengthen and support with rewards - [verb of communication]

Samples where reward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's reinforce good behavior

Synonyms for reward in the sense of this definition

(reward is a kind of ...) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

Definition 7: act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for reward in the sense of this definition

(reward is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Samples where reward or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Today we honor our soldiers
  • The scout was rewarded for courageous action

Synonyms for reward in the sense of this definition

(reward is a kind of ...) show approval or appreciation of

"My work is not recognized by anybody!" "The best student was recognized by the Dean"

(... is a kind of reward ) propose a toast to

"Let us toast the birthday girl!" "Let's drink to the New Year"

(... is a kind of reward ) confer dignity or honor upon

"He was dignified with a title"

(... is a kind of reward ) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to

"He was decorated for his services in the military"

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