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English definition of “reward”

reward

noun [C/U]  /rɪˈwɔrd/ us  
something given in exchange for a useful idea, good behavior, excellent work, etc.: [U] Students hoped for more reward than an announcement in the school paper of their achievement. [C] The rewards (= benefits) of motherhood outweigh the difficulties. A reward is also an amount of money given to someone who gives information about a crime to the police or who helps to return lost or stolen property to its owner.
reward
verb [T]  /rɪˈwɔrd/ us  
He was rewarded for his bravery with a medal from the president.
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