Synonyms for reward
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
To repay or to retaliate, to punish or to reward, may be to make some return very inadequate to the benefit or injury received, or the right or wrong done; but to requite (according to its etymology) is to make so full and adequate a return as to quit oneself of all obligation of favor or hostility, of punishment or reward. Requite is often used in the more general sense of recompense or repay, but always with the suggestion, at least, of the original idea of full equivalent; when one speaks of requiting kindness with ingratitude, the expression gains force from the comparison of the actual with the proper and appropriate return. Compare PAY.
To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.
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wages, reward, payoffnoun
a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
"the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
payment made in return for a service rendered
an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
benefit resulting from some event or action
"it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
honor, honour, rewardverb
bestow honor or rewards upon
"Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
strengthen and support with rewards
"Let's reinforce good behavior"
reward, repay, pay backverb
act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
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Do not fear to step into the unknown For where there is risk, there is also reward.
Happiness is not a reward you get after hardship or suffering. Happiness is something YOU create regardless of the circumstances.
Fish are sensitive to adverse effects of many neurologically active drugs from alcohol to cocaine and can develop drug addiction related to the dopamine reward pathway in a similar manner as humans.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
This is the largest amount of forest funding ever pledged and it comes at a crucial time for the world's rainforests. The new commitments have the potential to speed up necessary action from both governments and companies. We hope this funding will spur the political changes needed, with big money comes big opportunities, but also great responsibilities. There is not time for baby-steps. Funding should therefore only reward real and substantial action taken by rainforest countries and those who respect the rights of Indigenous people and local communities.
Translations for reward
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- جزاء, مكافأة, منحArabic
- recompensarCatalan, Valencian
- odměna, odměnitCzech
- belohnen, BelohnungGerman
- αμείβω, ανταμοιβήGreek
- recompensar, recompensaSpanish
- autasustama, autasuEstonian
- palkita, palkkioFinnish
- récompense, récompenserFrench
- leanWestern Frisian
- dìoladh, duaisScottish Gaelic
- jutalom, megjutalmazHungarian
- 報酬, 報い, 報いるJapanese
- verloning, loon, prijs, beloning, belonenDutch
- nagradzać, nagrodzićPolish
- recompensar, recompensaPortuguese
- вознаграждать, вознаградить, наградить, поощрить, вознаграждение, награждать, награда, премия, поощрятьRussian
- belöna, belöningSwedish
- ödül, ödüllendirmekTurkish
- phần thưởngVietnamese
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