HyperDic: reward

English > 8 senses of the word reward:
NOUNeventreward, wages, payoffa recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
possessionrewardpayment made in return for a service rendered
actreward, reinforcementan act performed to strengthen approved behavior
communicationrewardthe offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
attributereward, advantagebenefit resulting from some event or action
VERBsocialreward, honor, honourbestow honor or rewards upon
communicationreward, reinforcestrengthen and support with rewards
possessionreward, repay, pay backact or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
reward > pronunciation
Soundsrihwao'rd; riywao'rd
Rhymesaboard ... Woodward: 73 rhymes with aord...
English > reward: 8 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing.
Example "virtue is its own reward"
Synonymswages, payoff
Broaderconsequence, aftermathThe outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
Spanishpago, recompensa
Catalanrecompensa, retribució
Verbsrewardact or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
rewardbestow honor or rewards upon
English > reward: 8 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningPayment made in return for a service rendered.
Narrowerblood moneyA reward for information about a murderer
bounty, premiumPayment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
guerdonA reward or payment
honorariumA fee paid for a nominally free service
meedA fitting reward
BroaderpaymentA sum of money paid or a claim discharged
Spanishgratificación, recompensa
English > reward: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningAn act performed to strengthen approved behavior.
Synonymreinforcement
Narrowercarrotpromise of reward as in "carrot and stick"
Broaderblessing, approval, approvingThe formal act of approving
Spanishrecompensa
Catalanrecompensa
Verbsrewardstrengthen and support with rewards
English > reward: 8 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningThe offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property.
NarrowerpriceA monetary reward / reward for helping to catch a criminal
Broaderoffer, offeringSomething offered (as a proposal or bid)
Spanishrecompensa
Catalanrecompensa
English > reward: 8 senses > noun 5, attribute
Meaningbenefit resulting from some event or action.
Example "reaping the rewards of generosity"
Synonymadvantage
Broaderbenefit, welfareSomething that aids or promotes well-being
OppositepenaltyThe disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition
Spanishventaja
English > reward: 8 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningbestow honor or rewards upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
Synonymshonor, honour
Narrowerdecorateaward a mark of honor, such as a medal, to
ennoble, dignifyconfer dignity or honor upon
toast, drink, pledge, salute, wassailPropose a toast to
Broaderrecognize, recogniseshow approval or appreciation of
Oppositedishonor, disgrace, dishonour, attaint, shameBring shame or dishonor upon
Spanishhonrar, laurear, premiar, recompensar
Catalanhonorar, honrar, llorejar, recompensar
Nounsrewarda recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
English > reward: 8 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningstrengthen and support with rewards.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymreinforce
Broaderteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
Spanishreforzar
Catalanreforçar
Nounsrewardan act performed to strengthen approved behavior
English > reward: 8 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningAct or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsrepay, pay back
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishpremiar, recompensar
Catalanpremiar, recompensar
Nounsrewarda recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

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