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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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}, 
  To  give  in  return,  whether  good  or  evil;  --  commonly  in  a 
  good  sense  to  requite;  to  recompense;  to  repay;  to 
  After  the  deed  that  is  done  one  doom  shall  reward, 
  Mercy  or  no  mercy  as  truth  will  accord.  --Piers 
  Thou  hast  rewarded  me  good,  whereas  I  have  rewarded 
  thee  evil.  --1  Sam.  xxiv. 
  I  will  render  vengeance  to  mine  enemies,  and  will 
  reward  them  that  hate  me  --Deut.  xxxii 
  God  rewards  those  that  have  made  use  of  the  single 
  talent.  --Hammond. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Reward  \Re*ward"\,  n.  [See  {Reward},  v.,  and  cf  {Regard},  n.] 
  1.  Regard;  respect;  consideration.  [Obs.] 
  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. 
  Thou  returnest  From  flight,  seditious  angel,  to 
  receive  Thy  merited  reward.  --Milton. 
  Rewards  and  punishments  do  always  presuppose 
  something  willingly  done  well  or  ill.  --Hooker. 
  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  --Burrill. 
  Syn:  Recompense;  compensation;  remuneration;  pay  requital; 
  retribution;  punishment. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  recompense  for  worthy  acts  or  retribution  for  wrongdoing; 
  "the  wages  of  sin  is  death";  "virtue  is  its  own  reward" 
  [syn:  {wages},  {payoff}] 
  2:  payment  made  in  return  for  a  service  rendered 
  3:  an  act  performed  to  strengthen  approved  behavior  [syn:  {reinforcement}] 
  4:  the  offer  of  money  for  helping  to  find  a  criminal  or  for 
  returning  lost  property 
  v  1:  bestow  honor  upon  "Today  we  honor  our  soldiers"  [syn:  {honor}, 
  {honour}]  [ant:  {dishonor}] 
  2:  strengthen  and  support  with  rewards;  "Let's  reinforce  good 
  behavior"  [syn:  {reinforce}] 
  3:  bestow  a  reward  upon  "The  boy  scout  was  rewarded  for  his 
  courageous  action"  [ant:  {punish}] 
  4:  show  appreciation  to  "He  remembered  her  in  his  will"  [syn: 
  5:  act  or  give  something  in  recognition  of  someone's  behavior 
  [syn:  {repay},  {pay  back}] 

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