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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.