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1. reward

noun. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing.

Synonyms

  • payoff
  • consequence
  • wages

Antonyms

  • forget
  • ignore
  • decertify
  • criticize

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)

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Rhymes with Reward

  • unexplored
  • underscored
  • prerecord
  • untoward
  • mountford
  • montford
  • explored
  • restored
  • outscored
  • implored
  • deplored
  • axford
  • verwoerd
  • shavord
  • revord
  • record
  • reboard
  • mccord
  • mainord
  • laborde
  • ignored
  • dubord
  • deborde
  • debord
  • beauford
  • alvord
  • abhorred
  • sward
  • stored
  • scored

How do you pronounce reward?

Pronounce reward as rɪˈwɔrd.

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Sentences with reward


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some corporate bonds also reward investors with interest payments.

2. Verb, base form
The key is to reward her for good behavior more fervently than you scold her for bad behavior.

3. Adjective
Teach your dog the car is a reward machine.

4. Noun, singular or mass
When they could smell their owner, the dog's "reward center" in their brain was triggered.

Quotes about reward


1. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

2. When one is giving service for the advancement of humanity, when one is working without money and without price, with no hope of earthly reward, there comes a real, genuine joy into the human heart.
- Heber J. Grant

3. The 'Course in Miracles' says one day you will realize that death is not the punishment but the reward. And it says that birth is not the beginning of life but a continuation. And physical death is not the end of life but a continuation.
- Marianne Williamson

2. reward

noun. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] payment made in return for a service rendered.

Synonyms

  • honorarium
  • payment
  • guerdon
  • premium
  • meed
  • blood money

Antonyms

  • abstain
  • nonmember
  • scarcity
  • stinginess

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)

3. reward

noun. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] an act performed to strengthen approved behavior.

Synonyms

  • carrot
  • approving
  • blessing
  • approval

Antonyms

  • disesteem
  • disrepute
  • infamy
  • reject

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)

4. reward

noun. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property.

Synonyms

  • offer
  • price

Antonyms

  • demote
  • cool
  • say farewell

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)

5. reward

verb. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] strengthen and support with rewards.

Synonyms

  • reinforce
  • teach
  • instruct

Antonyms

  • credit
  • inferior
  • unfavorable
  • misfortune

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)

6. reward

verb. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] bestow honor or rewards upon.

Synonyms

  • honor
  • decorate
  • ennoble
  • toast
  • wassail
  • recognise
  • dignify
  • recognize
  • salute
  • drink
  • pledge

Antonyms

  • rejection
  • outgo
  • insignificance
  • inconsequence

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)

7. reward

verb. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions.

Synonyms

  • repay
  • act
  • move

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • discouragement
  • disapprobation
  • dislike

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)

8. reward

noun. ['rɪˈwɔrd, riːˈwɔrd'] benefit resulting from some event or action.

Synonyms

  • welfare
  • advantage

Antonyms

  • disrespect
  • refuse
  • unrighteousness

Etymology

  • reward (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • rewarder (Anglo-Norman)
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