区别辨析award与reward

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这两个动词均有“难予奖励”之意。

award :侧重指官方或经正式研究裁决后对有功者或竞赛优胜者所给予的奖励。

  • Carlos was awarded first prize in the essay competition.
    卡洛斯被授予短文写作竞赛一等奖。
  • The jury awarded libel damages of £100,000.
    陪审团作出裁定,判给受害人名誉损害赔偿金10万英镑。
  • The university has awarded her a $500 travel grant.
    该大学发给她500美元的旅行补助。

reward :指对品德高尚和勤劳的人所给予的奖励。也可指为某事付酬金。

  • There's a reward for whoever finishes first.
    无论谁先完成都会得到一份奖赏。
  • The rewards of motherhood outweigh the anguish.
    做母亲得到的回报大于经受的痛苦。
  • The police offered a reward for any information about the robbery.
    警方悬赏征求有关劫案的任何线索。

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