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noun reward pronunciation in British English /rɪˈwɔː(r)d/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] something good that happens or that you receive because of something that you have done
    reward for: Rewards for appropriate behaviour can be successful in teaching children.
    as a reward: You deserve a day off as a reward for working so hard.
    (a) just reward: The prize was a just reward for all his hard work.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] money that you receive for working
    Financial rewards and promotion will be linked to performance.
    reap a reward: This product will reap rich rewards for its manufacturers.
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    1. a.
      [countable] money that someone receives for finding and returning something or for helping the police
      reward for: Police are offering a substantial reward for information leading to the man’s capture.


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