reinforcement, reward
n. an act performed to strengthen approved behavior
reward, advantage
n. benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
n. the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
payoff, reward, wages
n. a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"
n. payment made in return for a service rendered
reward, reinforce
v. strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior"
pay back, repay, reward
v. act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
give a reward to, reward
v. act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
reward, honour, honor
v. bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"
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n. an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)
n. (of a ship or plane) sideways drift
n. the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable; "the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world"
interest, sake
n. a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
n. (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice
service, help, avail
n. a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
n. a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
n. the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"
interestingness, interest
n. the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
laurels, honour, honor, accolade, award
n. a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
testimonial, tribute
n. something given or done as an expression of esteem
final result, termination, outcome, resultant, result
n. something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
assignment, grant
n. (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance
receipts, revenue, gross
n. the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
net profit, net income, earnings, profits, profit, lucre, net
n. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
n. a grant paid by a government to an enterprise that benefits the public; "a subsidy for research in artificial intelligence"
n. a bonus; something extra (especially a share of a surplus)
n. a sum of money paid or a claim discharged
salary, remuneration, earnings, pay, wage
n. something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
discount, rebate
n. a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
n. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors
n. a sum of money allotted on a regular basis; usually for some specific purpose
rente, annuity
n. income from capital investment paid in a series of regular payments; "his retirement fund was set up to be paid as an annuity"
backsheesh, bakshis, bakshish, baksheesh, pourboire, tip, gratuity
n. a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
n. a regular payment to a person that is intended to allow them to subsist without working
boon, blessing
n. a desirable state; "enjoy the blessings of peace"; "a spanking breeze is a boon to sailors"
place, grade, order, range, rank, rate
v. assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
pass judgment, judge, evaluate
v. form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
prise, prize, value, esteem, respect
v. regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
hold dear, care for, treasure, cherish
v. be fond of; be attached to
venerate, revere, fear, reverence
v. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
v. show devotion to (a deity); "Many Hindus worship Shiva"
look up to, admire
v. feel admiration for
remunerate, recompense, compensate
v. make payment to; compensate; "My efforts were not remunerated"
appreciate, treasure, value, prize
v. hold dear; "I prize these old photographs"
v. put in or restore to an upright position; "They righted the sailboat that had capsized"
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n. the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
n. the quality of being limited or restricted; "it is a good plan but it has serious limitations"
n. (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
n. a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
amercement, mulct, fine
n. money extracted as a penalty
maculate, defile, befoul, foul
v. spot, stain, or pollute; "The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it"
penalise, penalize, punish
v. impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on; "The students were penalized for showing up late for class"; "we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again"
attaint, dishonour, shame, disgrace, dishonor
v. bring shame or dishonor upon; "he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime"
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