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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·ward /rɪˈwɔrd/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·ward /rɪˈwɔ(ə)rd/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·ward 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.
 Syn: -- Recompense; compensation; remuneration; pay; requital; retribution; punishment.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]