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reward

1 noun
     
re‧ward1 W3
1 [uncountable and countable] 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
Several of the parents were giving their children rewards for passing exams.
economic/financial reward
The job is difficult, but the financial rewards are great.
She began to reap (=get) the rewards of all her hard work.
Success brings its own rewards.
2 [uncountable and countable] money that is offered to people for helping the police to solve a crime or catch a criminal
reward of
A reward of $20,000 has been offered.
reward for
a reward for information leading to the capture of the murderers

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