re·ward /rɪˈwɔ(ə)rd/ 及物動詞
Re·ward v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rewarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rewarding.] To give in return, whether good or evil; -- commonly in a good sense; to requite; to recompense; to repay; to compensate.
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.
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.
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.
Syn: -- Recompense; compensation; remuneration; pay; requital; retribution; punishment.
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
5: benefit resulting from some event or action; "it turned out
to my advantage"; "reaping the rewards of generosity"
[syn: advantage] [ant: penalty]
v 1: bestow honor or rewards upon; "Today we honor our soldiers";
"The scout was rewarded for courageus action" [syn: honor,
honour] [ant: dishonor]
2: strengthen and support with rewards; "Let's reinforce good
behavior" [syn: reinforce]
3: act or give recompensation in recognition of someone's
behavior or actions [syn: repay, pay back]