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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rewardverb

    compensate, honor, decorate, remunerate, pay, recompense

    punish, misrequite

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rewardverb

    recompense, compensate, requite, remunerate

  2. rewardnoun

    recompense, compensation, GUERDON, requital, remuneration, pay

  3. rewardnoun

    premium, bonus, bounty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  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. Bill Gross:

    Cash or better yet' near cash' such as 1-2 year corporate bonds are my best idea of appropriate risks/reward investments, the reward is not much, but as Will Rogers once said during the Great Depression -.

  2. Sally Outlaw:

    They play no role in reward delivery, which is one of the shortfalls of reward-based crowdfunding, the platforms take no responsibility for this aspect.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The only reward of virtue is virtue -- the only way to have a friend is to be one.

  5. Taoist Saying:

    The journey is the reward.

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