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re·in·forc·er

, positive reinforcernegative reinforcer (rē'in-fōrs'ĕr),
In conditioning, a pleasant or satisfaction-yielding (positive reinforcer) or painful or unsatisfying (negative reinforcer), stimulus, object, or stimulus event that is obtained on the performance of a desired or predetermined operant.
See also: reinforcement (3).
Synonym(s): reward

reward

(rĭ-wôrd′)
n.
Psychology The return for performance of a desired behavior; positive reinforcement.
tr.v. re·warded, re·warding, re·wards
To give a reward to or for.

re·ward′a·ble adj.
re·ward′er n.

re·in·for·cer

, positive reinforcer , negative reinforcer (rē'in-fōrs'ĕr, pozi-tiv, negă-tiv)
In conditioning, a pleasant or satisfaction-yielding (positive reinforcer) or painful or unsatisfying (negative reinforcer) stimulus, object, or stimulus event that is obtained upon the performance of a desired or predetermined operant.
See also: reinforcement (3)
Synonym(s): reward.

reward

a specific, intuitive drive in all animals; utilized in most animal training systems.
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The title of the book, The Rewarder, however, comes from the belief of the author that God has used his life and relative success to prove 'that He is the Rewarder to all those who earnestly seek him.
One Virginia activist even implored his state's delegates to rewrite Article VI to state that no other religious test be required other than requiring officeholders to swear a belief in the "one only true God, who is rewarder of good, and the punisher of evil.
The Pennsylvania Constitution continues to require a similar test of faith but one that is not explicitly trinitarian: "And each member, before he takes his seat, shall make and subscribe the following declaration, viz: I do believe in one God, the creator and governor of the universe, the rewarder of the good and the punisher of the wicked.
46) The image of Shenstone that Woodhouse evokes in the "Elegy" is one that characterizes his patron as a rewarder of intrinsic worth, rather than as a gentleman intent on asserting his leisured status by shutting out genius from a lower social order.