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reward

noun [C] uk   /rɪˈwɔːd/ us    /-ˈwɔːrd/
B1 something given in exchange for good behaviour or good work, etc.: There's a reward for whoever finishes first. The rewards of motherhood outweigh the anguish.B1 an amount of money given to someone who helps the police or who helps to return stolen property to its owner: The police offered a reward for any information about the robbery.
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reward

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈwɔːd/ us    /-ˈwɔːrd/
B2 to give someone a reward: The company rewarded him for his years of service with a grand farewell party and several presents. All his hard work was rewarded (= was made worth it) when he saw his book in print. formal He rewarded their kindness with hostility and contempt.
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Translations of “reward”
in Korean 보상, 대가, 보상금…
in Arabic جَزاء, مُكافَأة…
in French récompense…
in Turkish ödül, armağan, karşılık…
in Italian ricompensa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 報答, 報償, 酬謝…
in Russian награда, вознаграждение…
in Polish nagroda, satysfakcja…
in Spanish recompensa…
in Portuguese recompensa…
in German die Belohnung…
in Catalan recompensa…
in Japanese ほうび, 報酬, 報奨金…
in Chinese (Simplified) 报答, 报偿, 酬谢…
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