Definition of reward in English:
- The system even provides students with computer games as rewards for effort and achievement.
- Since June I have visited many bases and units and have heard from many of you as to how we can do our jobs better, be better recognised for effort and enjoy suitable reward for service.
- At the same time, those who render meritorious service should be given due recognition with fitting rewards.
- I know that working towards a PhD means sacrifices, and in my current position it feels that I have definitely sacrificed too much without getting the rewards in return.
- These market-driven rewards are not fair or inevitable.
- Their success is the fair reward for the long hours of practice.
- Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for such information.
- Police are offering rewards for any information about the vigilante, the hostage, or the robber.
- Last week police offered a R20000 reward for information leading to finding Liyabona.
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- He was rewarded with a title shot against the great Jack Dempsey in New York on September 14, 1923.
- The three athletes were rewarded with a sight-seeing night out in London before travelling home the following day.
- And all too often, boys are only rewarded for how well they do at sport rather than for anything else they do.
- Therefore, I believe we have to reward investments in technology, we have to reward quality.
- Packing was an occupation that rewarded innate qualities and paid little regard to status or civility.
- Both see a system that doesn't reward quality, whether it's apples grown with Integrated Pest Management or tender lean beef.
- Watsonians' resurgence was finally rewarded by a thoroughly deserved try by centre Colin Gregor.
- In my opinion this sort of arrogance deserves to be rewarded by denying parole.
- There has been a lot of teamwork and trust and that deserves to be rewarded by having new investment.
This comes from a variant of Old French reguard ‘regard, heed’, also an early sense of the English word ( compare guard and ward). The notion of payment, showing your regard, was also early; found as money offered for the capture of a criminal or for the return of lost property from the late 16th century
go to one's (final) reward
- Used euphemistically to indicate that someone has died.Example sentences
- I hope she does get another dog now that Papa's little Yorkie has gone to her reward or the house will bulge to the breaking point with boredom purchases.
- I was talking to an old friend the other day, and for some reason she began reminiscing about her grandmother, who has long since gone to her reward.
- Recently it was brought to my attention that the 121-year-old French-woman finally went to her reward.
- Example sentences
- Our army is (to use a Churchillism) sprawled in costly and rewardless occupation, its budget drained, its reserves raided, its stocks exhausted, rather than crouched and ready to spring at opportunity.
- Within the genus Maxillaria, rewardless flowers were found in all the species of the alliances studied.
- The only humans populating these rewardless grief-scapes are pornographic female figures.
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