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reward

verb re·ward \ ri-ˈwȯrd \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of reward

transitive verb
1 :to give a reward to or for

rewardable

play \ri-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

Recent Examples of reward from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of reward

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


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reward

noun

Definition of reward

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 :a stimulus (such as food) that is administered to an organism and serves to reinforce a desired response

Examples of reward in a Sentence

  1. The contest offered a cash reward to the first person who could breed a blue rose.

  2. Hard work brings its own rewards.

  3. Members will receive a discount in reward for getting friends or family to join.

Recent Examples of reward from the Web

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First Known Use of reward

14th century



REWARD Defined for English Language Learners

reward

verb

Definition of reward for English Language Learners

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


reward

noun

Definition of reward for English Language Learners

  • : 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


REWARD Defined for Kids

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reward

verb re·ward \ ri-ˈwȯrd \

Definition of reward for Students

rewarded; rewarding
1 :to give something (as money) to in return for a service or accomplishment
  • I always reward my pet for good behavior.
2 :to give something in return for
  • The boss rewarded his efforts.

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reward

noun

Definition of reward for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

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reward

transitive verb re·ward \ ri-ˈwȯ(ə)rd \

medical Definition of reward

:to give a reward to or for

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reward

noun

medical Definition of reward

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


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