reward

reward
rewardable, adj.rewardableness, n.rewardably, adv.rewarder, n.rewardless, adj.
/ri wawrd"/, n.
1. a sum of money offered for the detection or capture of a criminal, the recovery of lost or stolen property, etc.
2. something given or received in return or recompense for service, merit, hardship, etc.
v.t.
3. to recompense or requite (a person or animal) for service, merit, achievement, etc.
4. to make return for or requite (service, merit, etc.); recompense.
[1275-1325; (v.) ME rewarden orig., to regard < ONF rewarder to look at, var. of OF reguarder; (n.) ME: orig., regard < AF, ONF, var. of OF reguard, deriv. of reguarder; see REGARD]
Syn. 2. desert, pay, remuneration; requital; bounty, premium, bonus. REWARD, PRIZE, RECOMPENSE imply something given in return for good. A REWARD is something given or done in return for good (or, more rarely, evil) received; it may refer to something abstract or concrete: a $50 reward; Virtue is its own reward. PRIZE refers to something concrete offered as a reward of merit, or to be contested for and given to the winner: to win a prize for an essay. A RECOMPENSE is something given or done, whether as reward or punishment, for acts performed, services rendered, etc.; or it may be something given in compensation for loss or injury suffered, etc.: Renown was his principal recompense for years of hard work. 3. compensate, pay, remunerate.

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  • Reward — Re*ward , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rewarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rewarding}.] [OF. rewarder, another form of regarder, of German origin. The original sense is, to look at, regard, hence, to regard as worthy, give a reward to. See {Ward}, {Regard}.] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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