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English definition of “reward”

reward

verb [T]     /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 .Giving, providing and supplying
(Definition of reward verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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