Antonyms of noun reward

1 of 5 senses of reward

Sense 5
advantage, reward -- (benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity")
       Antonym of penalty (Sense 3)
      => penalty -- (the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reward

5 senses of reward

Sense 1
wages, reward, payoff -- (a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing; "the wages of sin is death"; "virtue is its own reward")
       => consequence, aftermath -- (the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual)

Sense 2
reward -- (payment made in return for a service rendered)
       => payment -- (a sum of money paid or a claim discharged)

Sense 3
reward, reinforcement -- (an act performed to strengthen approved behavior)
       => blessing, approval, approving -- (the formal act of approving; "he gave the project his blessing"; "his decision merited the approval of any sensible person")

Sense 4
reward -- (the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property)
       => offer, offering -- (something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds")

Sense 5
advantage, reward -- (benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity")
       => benefit, welfare -- (something that aids or promotes well-being; "for the benefit of all")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb reward

3 senses of reward

Sense 1
honor, honour, reward -- (bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers"; "The scout was rewarded for courageous action")
       => recognize, recognise -- (show approval or appreciation of; "My work is not recognized by anybody!"; "The best student was recognized by the Dean")

Sense 2
reinforce, reward -- (strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good behavior")
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 3
reward, repay, pay back -- (act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions)
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

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