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.
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.