(noun, verb)


1. a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

- virtue is its own reward

Similar word(s): payoff, wages

Definition categories: event, aftermath, consequence

2. payment made in return for a service rendered

Definition categories: possession, payment

3. an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

Similar word(s): reinforcement

Definition categories: act, approval, approving, blessing

4. the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property

Definition categories: communication, offer, offering

5. benefit resulting from some event or action

- reaping the rewards of generosity

Similar word(s): advantage

Definition categories: attribute, benefit, welfare

Sentences with reward as a noun:

- For catching the thief, you'll get a nice reward.

- The rewards for bringing in badly wanted criminals are printed on 'dead or alive' posters

- Is this the reward I get for telling the truth: to be put in jail?


1. bestow honor or rewards upon

- The scout was rewarded for courageous action

Similar word(s): honor, honour

Definition categories: social, recognise, recognize

2. strengthen and support with rewards

Similar word(s): reinforce

Definition categories: communication, instruct, learn, teach

3. act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

Similar word(s): repay

Definition categories: possession, act, move

Sentences with reward as a verb:

- Why are you rewarding the child for misbehaving?

- Decorations are meant to reward the most meritous acts and services.