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reward

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verb re·ward \ri-ˈwȯrd\

Simple Definition of reward

  • : to give money or another kind of payment to (someone or something) for something good that has been done

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reward

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a reward to or for

  3. 2 :  recompense

rewardable

play \-ˈwȯr-də-bəl\ adjective

rewarder

noun

Examples of reward in a sentence

  1. She rewarded herself by buying a new pair of shoes.

  2. <the firefighters were rewarded by the city for their heroic actions>



Origin and Etymology of reward

Middle English, from Anglo-French regarder, rewarder to look back at, regard, care for, recompense — more at regard


First Known Use: 14th century


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reward

noun re·ward

Simple Definition of reward

  • : money or another kind of payment that is given or received for something that has been done or that is offered for something that might be done

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reward

  1. 1 :  something that is given in return for good or evil done or received or that is offered or given for some service or attainment <the police offered a reward for his capture>

  2. 2 :  a stimulus administered to an organism following a correct or desired response that increases the probability of occurrence of the response



REWARD Defined for Kids

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reward

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verb re·ward \ri-ˈwȯrd\

Definition of reward for Students

rewarded

rewarding

  1. 1 :  to give something (as money) to in return for a service or accomplishment <I always reward my pet for good behavior.>

  2. 2 :  to give something in return for <The boss rewarded his efforts.>




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reward

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noun re·ward

Definition of reward for Students

  1. :  something (as money) given or offered in return for a service or accomplishment




Medical Dictionary

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reward

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transitive verb re·ward \ri-ˈwȯ(ə)rd\

Medical Definition of reward

  1. :  to give a reward to or for




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reward

noun re·ward

Medical Definition of reward

  1. :  a stimulus (as food) that serves to reinforce a desired response





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