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verb [transitive] [often passive] reward pronunciation in British English /rɪˈwɔː(r)d/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerewarding
past tenserewarded
past participlerewarded
  1. to give someone something as a reward, for example praise, success, or money
    reward someone for something:

    He always believed that the company would reward him for his efforts.

    reward someone with something:

    Everyone who reached the summit was rewarded with a magnificent view.

    handsomely rewarded:

    The agency was handsomely rewarded for its successful advertising campaign.


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