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Reward vs. Bonus

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Rewardnoun

Something of value given in return for an act.

‘For catching the thief, you'll get a nice reward.’;

Bonusnoun

Something extra that is good; an added benefit.

Rewardnoun

A prize promised for a certain deed or catch

‘The rewards for bringing in badly wanted criminals are printed on 'dead or alive' posters’;

Bonusnoun

An extra sum given as a premium, e.g. to an employee or to a shareholder.

‘The employee of the week receives a bonus for his excellent work.’;

Rewardnoun

The result of an action, whether good or bad.

‘Is this the reward I get for telling the truth: to be put in jail?’;

Bonusnoun

(video games) An addition to the player's score based on performance, e.g. for time remaining.

Rewardverb

(transitive) To give a reward to or for.

‘Why are you rewarding the child for misbehaving?’; ‘Why are you rewarding that bad behaviour?’;

Bonusnoun

(basketball) One or more free throws awarded to a team when the opposing team has accumulated enough fouls.

Rewardverb

(transitive) To recompense.

‘Decorations are meant to reward the most meritous acts and services.’;

Bonusverb

(transitive) To pay a bonus, premium

Rewardverb

To give (something) as a reward.

Bonusnoun

A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter.

Rewardverb

To give in return, whether good or evil; - commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate.

‘After the deed that is done, one doom shall reward,Mercy or no mercy as truth will accord.’; ‘Thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.’; ‘I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.’; ‘God rewards those that have made use of the single talent.’;

Bonusnoun

An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits.

Rewardnoun

Regard; respect; consideration.

‘Take reward of thine own value.’;

Bonusnoun

Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.

Rewardnoun

That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital.

‘Thou returnestFrom flight, seditious angel, to receiveThy merited reward.’; ‘Rewards and punishments do always presuppose something willingly done well or ill.’;

Bonusnoun

anything that tends to arouse;

‘his approval was an added fillip’;

Rewardnoun

Hence, the fruit of one's labor or works.

‘The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward.’;

Bonusnoun

an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

Rewardnoun

Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act.

Rewardnoun

a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing;

‘the wages of sin is death’; ‘virtue is its own reward’;

Rewardnoun

payment made in return for a service rendered

Rewardnoun

an act performed to strengthen approved behavior

Rewardnoun

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

Rewardnoun

benefit resulting from some event or action;

‘it turned out to my advantage’; ‘reaping the rewards of generosity’;

Rewardverb

bestow honor or rewards upon;

‘Today we honor our soldiers’; ‘The scout was rewarded for courageus action’;

Rewardverb

strengthen and support with rewards;

‘Let's reinforce good behavior’;

Rewardverb

act or give recompensation in recognition of someone's behavior or actions

Rewardnoun

a thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement

‘he's reaping the rewards of his hard work and perseverance’; ‘the holiday was a reward for 40 years' service with the company’; ‘the emotional rewards of being a carer’;

Rewardnoun

a fair return for good or bad behaviour

‘a slap on the face was his reward for his cheek’;

Rewardnoun

a sum offered for information leading to the solving of a crime, the detection of a criminal, etc.

‘the police are offering a reward of up to one thousand pounds for information leading to an arrest and conviction’;

Rewardverb

give something to (someone) in recognition of their services, efforts, or achievements

‘the engineer who supervised the work was rewarded with the MBE’;

Rewardverb

show one's appreciation of (an action or quality)

‘an effective organization rewards creativity and initiative’;

Rewardverb

receive what one deserves

‘their hard work was rewarded by the winning of a five-year contract’;

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