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.
Examples from the Corpusreward• The police say there is a $50,000 reward for any information that helps them find the killer.• He was given Archima's hand in marriage as a reward for his bravery.• The parents of the missing boy are offering a reward of £10,000.• They're offering a reward for information on the killer.• Clients equate reward potential with risk, a fact dealers exploit, but the two may not coexist proportionately.• The winner got a bottle of barbecue sauce and that most time-honored reward of childhood, a gold star.• It measures the degree of consensus which exists, if any, over how rewards are distributed in society.• But for many the intangible rewards of setting a new course for themselves and their company were greater.• You have been so good to George and you deserve a little reward now that all the young people have come.• She got no reward for all the hard work she did.• Such rewards are not necessarily about financial payments or promotion.• Traditional rewards for work are material: promotions with in-creased pay, bonuses, stock options, and generous benefit packages.reward for (doing) something• As a reward for this patriotism he was murdered as soon as they had left, probably with the connivance of his half-brother Edmund.• Instead there are rewards for privatized needs that occlude any practical questions about the organization of social life.• In these circumstances the child would not be rewarded for completing the task.• The best reward for an author is sales.• Ostpolitik brought great rewards for Brandt.• Meaningful Work Brings Recognition Closely related to the idea of reward for effort is that of recognition.• It was a case of their product, their outputs, their obligation, and their rewards for achievement.• Pontypridd led 19-3 at half-time, but the visitors were rewarded for their enterprise with two second-half tries.reward for• The best reward for an author is sales. rewardreward2 ●●○ verb [transitive] 1 GIVEto give something to someone because they have done something good or helpful or have worked for it → awardreward somebody with something The club’s directors rewarded him with a free season ticket.reward somebody for (doing) something She wanted to reward the cleaners for their efforts. He gave the children some chocolate to reward them for behaving well.2 → be rewarded (with something)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusreward• Polluters will pay and conservers will be rewarded.• There were rewarding aspects 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 charitable contributions underwrites generosity.• Successful assembly, requiring persistence but little knowledge, is rewarded with a brief come-to-life scene and a printable certificate.• He shoved the nose down to sixty degrees and was rewarded with a perfect view of the ruined Hurricane.• 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 for appropriate political behavior instead of concentrating on the most pressing development needs.• G has chocolate button, 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 arrange incentive travel packages for companies who want to reward their salesmen for increased sales.• They court death and we enjoy the spectacle so we reward them for it.• There was no further reward in points for Leicester, however, because they could find no way through the Harlequin wall.• 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 tableOrigin reward2 (1300-1400) Old North French rewarder “to regard, reward”, from warder “to watch, guard”