Reward

Definition of Reward

Re`ward´
v. t.1.To give in return, whether good or evil; - commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate.
[imp. & p. p. Rewarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rewarding.]
After the deed that is done, one doom shall reward,
Mercy or no mercy as truth will accord.
- Piers Plowman.
Thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil.
- 1 Sam. xxiv. 17.
I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
- Deut. xxxii. 41.
God rewards those that have made use of the single talent.
- Hammond.
n.1.Regard; respect; consideration.
Take reward of thine own value.
- Chaucer.
2.That which is given in return for good or evil done or received; esp., that which is offered or given in return for some service or attainment, as for excellence in studies, for the return of something lost, etc.; recompense; requital.
3.Hence, the fruit of one's labor or works.
The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward.
- Eccl. ix. 5.
4.(Law) Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act.

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