From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrewardre‧ward1 /rɪˈwɔːd $ -ˈwɔːrd/ ●●●W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable, uncountable]GET something that you get because you have done something good or helpful or have worked hard → prize, benefit 🔊 The school has a system of rewards and punishments to encourage good behaviour.reward for (doing) something 🔊 Parents often give their children rewards for passing exams.2[countable, uncountable] money that is offered to people for helping the police to solve a crime or catch a criminalreward of 🔊 A reward of $20,000 has been offered.reward for 🔊 a reward for information leading to the capture of the murderersCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: something that you get because you have done something good or helpful or have worked hardADJECTIVESgreat/big/highThe rewards for those who invested at the right time are high.Some athletes took drugs because the rewards were great and they thought they could get away with it.little rewardThey have to work very hard for very little reward.financial/economic reward (also monetary reward formal)It’s a difficult job, but the financial rewards are considerable.I’m not doing it for monetary reward.material rewards (=money or possessions that you get)They think money and material rewards are more important than quality of life.tangible rewards (=things that are obviously worth having)The prize motivates people by offering them the prospect of a tangible reward for their efforts.rich rewards (=great rewards)Top athletes can expect rich rewards if they win.personal rewardI admire people who help the poor for no personal reward.verbsget/receive your rewardIf you work hard, you will get your reward.reap rewards (=get them)She is now reaping the rewards of all her hard work.bring rewards (=cause someone to get rewards)Winning the title brings huge financial rewards.deserve a rewardThe team have worked really hard and deserve some reward. COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: money that is offered to people for helping the police to solve a crime or catch a criminalverbsoffer a reward (also put up a reward informal)The store has offered a £500 reward for information leading to a conviction.claim a rewardHe contacted the police, hoping to claim the reward money offered by the bank.adjectivesa £10,000/$500 etc rewardThe $100,000 reward Levitz’s family offered in the days after her disappearance still stands. a large/substantial rewardDespite a substantial reward being offered, the painting has never been found.reward + NOUNreward money'Anyone who gives me the information that leads to an arrest will get the reward money, ' he repeated.
reward• Polluters will pay and conservers will be rewarded.• There were rewardingaspects to being an editor, though.• Often they have to choose between doing something that is meaningful for them and something that is less rewarding but pays better.• But they also reward or punish behavior: The deduction for charitablecontributionsunderwritesgenerosity.• Successfulassembly, requiring persistence but little knowledge, is rewarded with a brief come-to-life scene and a printablecertificate.• He shoved the nose down to sixty degrees and was rewarded with a perfectview of the ruinedHurricane.• It is only that I feel I may make a new friend and be rewarded with company.• The efficient and the progressive were rewarded with survival and growth.• How can I reward your kindness?reward somebody for (doing) something• Marriage illustrates another fact about social reward systems.• This approach has tended to reward countries forappropriate political behavior instead of concentrating on the most pressingdevelopment needs.• G has chocolatebutton, reward, for being the only boy undressed and sitting quietly. 10.15: T undresses again.• Jobs also discourage accountability, because they reward people not for getting the necessary work done but for doing their jobs.• We arrangeincentivetravel packages for companies who want to reward their salesmen forincreased sales.• They courtdeath and we enjoy the spectacle so we reward them for it.• There was no furtherreward in points for Leicester, however, because they could find no way through the Harlequinwall.• Emperor Frederick showed him great kindness and asked what reward he wanted for playing so well upon the bagpipes.From Longman Business Dictionaryrewardre‧ward1 /rɪˈwɔːd-ˈwɔːrd/ noun1[countable] something that you receive because you have done something good or helpfulreward forOfficials were often posted abroad as a reward for loyal service.2[countable, uncountable] money that you earn for doing a job or providing a serviceWorking as a lawyer can bring big financial rewards.Her success has brought her little commercial reward.the economic rewards that come with tourism3[countable, uncountable] money earned by an investmentInvestors are hoping for big rewards.It has reaped huge rewards (=gained them) in the stock market.4[countable] an amount of money offered to someone in return for some information about somethingThe bank is offering a £100,000 reward for information.rewardreward2 verb [transitive]to give someone something such as money because they have done something good or helpfula bonus system that rewards workers who meet targetsreward somebody with somethingThe best managers are rewarded with greater responsibility.→ See Verb table