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reward

re·ward

reward

 
 
pronunciation:
rih word
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something of value that is promised to someone for good work or a good deed.
We offered a fifty-dollar reward to the person who found our lost kitten.
synonyms:
bounty
antonyms:
punishment
definition 2: anything that satisfies or pleases, as a return for something done.
Seeing her smile was all the reward I needed.
similar words:
prize, stake
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rewarded, rewarding, rewards
definition: to give something to as a reward.
Mom rewarded us for our good grades by letting us stay up late.
synonyms:
compensate
antonyms:
penalize
similar words:
honor, repay
derivations: rewardable (adj.), rewardless (adj.), rewarder (n.)
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