Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “reward”

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.

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.
(Definition of reward from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of reward?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Gifts in the form of money, but you might be interested in these topics from the Giving and sharing topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “reward” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shadow

an area of darkness, caused by light being blocked by something

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More