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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reward

    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.

    avenge, compensate, pay, pay off, punish, quit, reciprocate, recompense, remunerate, repay, requite, retaliate, return, revenge, satisfy, settle with

    absolve, acquit, excuse, forget, forgive, neglect, overlook, pardon, pardon, pass over, slight

    To requite injury with injury is human, but not Christian.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rewardverb

    compensate, honor, decorate, remunerate, pay, recompense

    punish, misrequite

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wages, reward, payoffnoun

    a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing

    "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

    issue, return, wages, bribe, payoff, yield, reinforcement, advantage, final payment, take, proceeds, takings


  2. rewardnoun

    payment made in return for a service rendered

    wages, payoff, reinforcement, advantage


  3. reward, reinforcementnoun

    an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

    wages, payoff, reenforcement, advantage, reinforcement, support, reinforcer, strengthener, reinforcing stimulus


  4. rewardnoun

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

    wages, payoff, reinforcement, advantage


  5. advantage, rewardverb

    benefit resulting from some event or action

    "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"

    wages, payoff, vantage, advantage, reinforcement


  6. honor, honour, rewardverb

    bestow honor or rewards upon

    "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

    reinforce, observe, repay, respect, honour, abide by, pay back, honor


  7. reinforce, rewardverb

    strengthen and support with rewards

    "Let's reinforce good behavior"

    reinforce, reenforce, honour, honor, repay, pay back


  8. reward, repay, pay backverb

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

    get, reinforce, pay back, riposte, honor, pay off, refund, retort, fix, honour, return, requite, come back, repay, rejoin, give back


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rewardverb

    recompense, compensate, requite, remunerate

  2. rewardnoun

    recompense, compensation, GUERDON, requital, remuneration, pay

  3. rewardnoun

    premium, bonus, bounty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rewardnoun

    recompense, requital, guerdon, meed, remuneration premium, bonus, bounty, douceur, merit, honorarium, retribution, retaliation, penalty

  2. rewardverb

    requite, recompense

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How to use reward in a sentence?

  1. Lori Hard:

    Do not fear to step into the unknown For where there is risk, there is also reward.

  2. Gordana Biernat:

    Happiness is not a reward you get after hardship or suffering. Happiness is something YOU create regardless of the circumstances.

  3. Pavel Horky:

    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.

  4. John Maynard Keynes:

    The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.

  5. Rainforest Foundation Norway:

    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.

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