[ noun ] a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
"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 .
[ 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 .
[ noun ] an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
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 .
[ verb ] (education) strengthen and support with rewards
"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 .
[ verb ] bestow honor or rewards upon
"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 .