Reward

reward

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; especially, 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 labour or works. The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward. (Eccl. Ix. 5)

4. Compensation or remuneration for services; a sum of money paid or taken for doing, or forbearing to do, some act.

Synonym: recompense, compensation, remuneration, pay, requital, retribution, punishment.

See: Reward, and cf. Regard.


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