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Definition of reward verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

reward

 verb
verb
NAmE//rɪˈwɔrd//
 
[often passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reward
 
he / she / it rewards
 
past simple rewarded
 
-ing form rewarding
 
 
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 to give something to someone because they have done something good, worked hard, etc. reward somebody for something She was rewarded for her efforts with a cash bonus. reward somebody for doing something He rewarded us handsomely (= with a lot of money) for helping him. reward somebody with something She started singing to the baby and was rewarded with a smile. reward somebody/something Our patience was finally rewarded. After a steep climb you will be rewarded by magnificent views from the summit.
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