Variant of reward
- something given in return for good or, sometimes, evil, or for service or merit
- money offered, as for the capture of a criminal, the return of something lost, etc.
- compensation; profit
- Psychol. a return for correct response to a stimulus
Origin: Middle English from NormFr, for Old French regarde
- to give a reward to
- to give a reward for
- to serve as a reward to or for
Origin: ME rewarden < NormFr rewarder, for OFr regarder: see regard
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