Complete Definition of "reward"

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English

Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)d|-ÉË(r)d

Etymology
From Old North French reward, from OF. reguard (regard).

Noun
en-noun

  1. Something of value given in return for an act.

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

  1. The result of an action, whether good or bad.

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

Synonyms
(something of value given in return for an act): payment, recompense
(result of an action): consequence

Translations
trans-top|something of value given in return for an act
Arabic: ARchar|ÙÙاÙأة (mukÄfaâa) f, ARchar|جزاء (jazÄâ) m
Chinese: å ±é¬, æ¥é¬ (bàochóu)
Czech: odmÄna f
Dutch: t+|nl|beloning|f
Finnish: t-|fi|palkkio
French: récompense f
German: t-|de|Belohnung|f
Greek: t|el|ανÏαμοιβή|f|sc=Grek (antamoiví)
Hungarian: jutalom
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Italian: t-|it|ricompensa|f
Japanese: å ±é¬ (ã»ãããã, hÅshÅ«)
Korean: ë³´ì (bosu)
Portuguese: t+|pt|recompensa|f
Russian: нагÑада (nagráda) f, вознагÑаждение (voznagražd'énije) n, пÑÐµÐ¼Ð¸Ñ (pr'émija) f
Spanish: t-|es|recompensa|f
Swedish: belöning c
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trans-top|result of an action
Czech: odmÄna f
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Russian: нагÑада (nagráda) f
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ttbc|Chinese: çåµ, å¥å± (jiÇnglì)
ttbc|Dutch: beloning f
ttbc|French: récompense f
ttbc|Italian: ricompensa f
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ttbc|Japanese: å ±é¬ (ã»ãããã, hÅshÅ«)
ttbc|Korean: ì¬ë¡ê¸ (saryegeum)
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Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb

  1. To give a reward to.

#: Why are you rewarding the child for misbehaving?

Translations
trans-top|give a reward to
Czech: odmÄnit
Dutch: t-|nl|lonen
Finnish: t+|fi|palkita
Greek: Î±Î¼ÎµÎ¯Î²Ï (amívo)
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Portuguese: t+|pt|recompensar
Russian: нагÑаждаÑÑ (nagraždát') impf, нагÑадиÑÑ (nagradít') pf; вознагÑаждаÑÑ (voznagraždát') impf, вознагÑадиÑÑ (voznagradít') pf
Spanish: t-|es|recompensar
Swedish: belöna
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Derived terms
rewarding

See also
award
bounty
punishment

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