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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
Keegan notes that "Woodhouse describes a relationship to a landscape that serves simultaneously as locus of distinction and as a possible social equalizer" The garden functions as "a utopia where social differences might be erased because of a common aesthetic appreciation for beauty, one shared by both the 'refined' and 'rustic."' (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.
Delaware, for example, in article 22 of its Constitution of 1776, required officers to "profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore," and to "acknowledge the holy scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration." (27) Vermont, in chapter 2, section 9, of its Constitution of 1777, required legislators to declare, "I do believe in one God, the Creator and Governor of the universe, the rewarder of the good and punisher of the wicked.
as an unreliable friend, a hesitant hegemon, and a rewarder of those terrorists with the tenacity to outlast the behemoth.