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 give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate. [1913 Webster]

After the deed that is done, one doom shall reward, Mercy or no mercy as truth will accord. --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

Thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. --1 Sam. xxiv. 17. [1913 Webster]

I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. --Deut. xxxii. 41. [1913 Webster]

God rewards those that have made use of the single talent. --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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