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English noun: reward

1. reward (event) a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing


SamplesThe wages of sin is death.
Virtue is its own reward.


Synonymspayoff, wages


Broader (hypernym)aftermath, consequence

2. reward (possession) payment made in return for a service rendered


Broader (hypernym)payment


Narrower (hyponym)blood money, bounty, guerdon, honorarium, meed, premium

3. reward (act) an act performed to strengthen approved behavior


Synonymsreinforcement


Broader (hypernym)approval, approving, blessing


Narrower (hyponym)carrot

4. reward (communication) the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property


Broader (hypernym)offer, offering


Narrower (hyponym)price

5. reward (attribute) benefit resulting from some event or action


SamplesIt turned out to my advantage.
Reaping the rewards of generosity.


Synonymsadvantage


Broader (hypernym)benefit, welfare


Antonymspenalty


English verb: reward

1. reward (social) bestow honor or rewards upon


SamplesToday we honor our soldiers.
The scout was rewarded for courageous action.


Synonymshonor, honour


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)recognise, recognize


Narrower (hyponym)decorate, dignify, drink, ennoble, pledge, salute, toast, wassail


Antonymsattaint, disgrace, dishonor, dishonour, shame

2. reward (communication) strengthen and support with rewards


SamplesLet's reinforce good behavior.


Synonymsreinforce


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)instruct, learn, teach

3. reward (possession) act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions


Synonymspay back, repay


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)act, move









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