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Dictionary definition for: Reward

1. (n) a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death" "virtue is its own reward"

2. (v) bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers" "The scout was rewarded for courageus action"

3. (n) payment made in return for a service rendered

4. (v) strengthen and support with rewards; "Let''s reinforce good behavior"

5. (n) an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

6. (v) act or give recompensation in recognition of someone''s behavior or actions

7. (n) the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property

8. (n) benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage" "reaping the rewards of generosity"

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