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")

Antonyms of adj rewarding

1 sense of rewarding

Sense 1
rewarding (vs. unrewarding) -- (providing personal satisfaction; "a rewarding career as a paramedic")

unrewarding (vs. rewarding) -- (not rewarding; not providing personal satisfaction)
        => thankless, unappreciated, ungratifying -- (not likely to be rewarded; "grading papers is a thankless task")
        => profitless -- (without profit or reward; "let us have no part in profitless quarrels"- D.D.Eisenhower; "How weary, flat, stale, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world"- Shakespeare)

Similarity of adj rewarding

1 sense of rewarding

Sense 1
rewarding (vs. unrewarding) -- (providing personal satisfaction; "a rewarding career as a paramedic")
       => bountied -- (rewarded or able to be rewarded by a bounty; "a bountied animal pelt")
       => rewardful -- (offering or productive of reward; "rewardful pursuits")
          Also See-> pleasing#1; profitable#1

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