reward

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reward is part of the Basic English 850.

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Singular
reward

Plural
rewards

  1. (countable) A reward is something good that is given after an act.
    He gave the dog a small thing to eat to reward it for sitting still.
    I got extra money as a reward for working hard.
  2. (countable) A reward is a prize that is given for doing certain things.
  3. (countable) A reward is the result of an action, no matter if it is good or bad.

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Plain form
reward

Third-person singular
rewards

Past tense
rewarded

Past participle
rewarded

Present participle
rewarding

  1. (old, no longer used); (transitive) If you reward someone, you give something to them as a reward.
  2. (transitive) If you reward someone, you give a reward to or for.
    Why did you reward the kid for not behaving?
  3. (transitive) If you reward, you recompense them.

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