reward has definitions from the fields of accounting,business,education
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[ noun ] a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

Synonyms

wages payoff

Examples

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

Used in print

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

So Prokofieff was able to cultivate his musical talents and harvest a rich reward from them .

(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)

To forestall any change of allegiance , the Democrats hastily organised a testimonial banquet for O_'_Banion , as public reward for his past services and as a reminder of where his loyalties lay .

(R. F. Shaw, "The `Private Eye`"...)

In_the_end , he gets his man , but no one seems to care ; virtue is its own and only reward .

(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)

One did one 's best and if fortune smiled , there was a reward .

Related terms

consequence honor

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[ noun ] (accounting,business) payment made in return for a service rendered

Used in print

(Sallie Bingham, "Moving Day," The Atlantic...)

Each brass handle and hinge shone for his reward , and he knew how to get_at the dust in the china flowers and how to take_down the long glass drops which hung from the chandelier .

3
[ noun ] an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

Synonyms

reinforcement

Used in print

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The insuperable reward systems that most religions embody have great motivating effects .

Religion provides the most attractive rewards , either in this world or the next , for those who not merely abide_by its norms , but who engage in good works .

Related terms

blessing carrot reinforce

4
[ verb ] (education) strengthen and support with rewards

Synonyms

reinforce

Examples

"Let's reinforce good behavior"

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

And she felt amply rewarded for her suffering when the evidence of Lee 's quack shenanigans , gathered by the tape_recorder under her friend 's clothing , proved adequate in court for convicting Franklin_D._Lee .

Related terms

teach reinforcing_stimulus

5
[ verb ] bestow honor or rewards upon

Synonyms

honor honour

Examples

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

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

They were rewarded with splendid , exciting , singing .

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

Used in print

(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)

Others because they expected some sort of reward for the information .

Related terms

offer price

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[ noun ] benefit resulting from some event or action

Synonyms

advantage

Examples

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

Related terms

penalty benefit

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[ verb ] bestow a reward upon

Examples

"The boy scout was rewarded for his courageous action"

Related terms

punish approve

9
[ verb ] show appreciation to

Synonyms

remember

Examples

"He remembered her in his will"

Related terms

bequeath memorial

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[ verb ] act or give recompensation in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

Synonyms

pay_back repay

Related terms

act wages

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