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English definition of “reward”

reward

noun     /rɪˈwɔːd/
GOOD WORK [C, U] B1 something good that you get or experience because you have worked hard, behaved well, etc: There'll be a reward for whoever finishes first.Prizes, rewards and medals
MONEY [C] B1 money that the police give to someone who gives them information about a crimeGifts in the form of moneyPresents and giftsRelating to detection and solving crimesPrizes, rewards and medals
(Definition of reward noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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