- One who rewards.
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 of rewardMiddle English ; from Norman French for Old French regarde
- to give a reward to
- to give a reward for
- to serve as a reward to or for
Origin of rewardME rewarden < NormFr rewarder, for OFr regarder: see regard