1. wages, reward, payoff, consequence, aftermath

usage: a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward"

2. reward, payment

usage: payment made in return for a service rendered

3. reward, reinforcement, blessing, approval, approving

usage: an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

4. reward, offer, offering

usage: the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property

5. advantage, reward, benefit, welfare

usage: benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"


1. honor, honour, reward, recognize, recognise

usage: bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action"

2. reinforce, reward, teach, learn, instruct

usage: strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior"

3. reward, repay, pay back, act, move

usage: act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

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