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reward

re·ward

reward

 
pronunciation:
rih word
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sum of money or something else of value that is promised to someone for the capture of criminals, return of stolen property, or other service.
synonyms:
bounty, remuneration
antonyms:
punishment
definition 2: anything that satisfies or pleases, as a return for something done.
His praise is a good reward.
synonyms:
payment, payoff
similar words:
prize, stake
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rewarded, rewarding, rewards
definition 1: to provide recompense for (something done).
She rewarded his efforts.
synonyms:
remunerate, repay
similar words:
reimburse
definition 2: to give something to (someone) as a reward.
synonyms:
compensate, recompense, remunerate
antonyms:
penalize
similar words:
honor, reimburse, repay
derivations: rewardable (adj.), rewardless (adj.), rewarder (n.)
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