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Meaning & Definition of Reward in English

English

Reward

/rɪwɔrd/

noun

1. A recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

  • "The wages of sin is death"
  • "Virtue is its own reward"
    synonym:
  • wages
  • ,
  • reward
  • ,
  • payoff

2. Payment made in return for a service rendered

    synonym:
  • reward

3. An act performed to strengthen approved behavior

    synonym:
  • reward
  • ,
  • reinforcement

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

    synonym:
  • reward

5. Benefit resulting from some event or action

  • "It turned out to my advantage"
  • "Reaping the rewards of generosity"
    synonym:
  • advantage
  • ,
  • reward

verb

1. Bestow honor or rewards upon

  • "Today we honor our soldiers"
  • "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
    synonym:
  • honor
  • ,
  • honour
  • ,
  • reward

2. Strengthen and support with rewards

  • "Let's reinforce good behavior"
    synonym:
  • reinforce
  • ,
  • reward

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

    synonym:
  • reward
  • ,
  • repay
  • ,
  • pay back

Examples of using

Tom rates a reward for that.
A good deed is its own reward.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward.