verb (used with object)
Origin of reward
Synonyms for reward
Examples from the Web for rewarded
I was once rewarded for some help with a visit to it, and sat in the electric chair for a moment.
Spall was rewarded for his hard work with the best actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival.Mike Leigh Is the Master Filmmaker Who Hates Hollywood|Nico Hines|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And young FDR was rewarded with a familiar position in the new administration: Assistant Secretary of the Navy.From The Square Deal to The New Deal: The Overlapping Political Identities of TR and FDR|John Avlon|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But everyone who attends these ritual gatherings is rewarded in some way.
He expected to be rewarded for playing the tough guy while firmly establishing himself as a donor-class favorite.
I am tired out holding up drawings, I may say, all day; but have been rewarded by an addition of five subscribers to my work.Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)|Maria R. Audubon
Our old friend stood his ground, though deserted by his two companions, and I rewarded his confidence with a present.
However, we got on board after a good deal of fatigue, and were rewarded by receiving many letters, both English and Colonial.
He was rewarded by General Jackson with the honorary title of Major.Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence|Various
Here for the only time our patience in carrying the gun was rewarded, and Charlie shot two fine turkeys.Spinifex and Sand|David W Carnegie
Word Origin for reward
mid-14c., "a regarding, heeding, observation," from Anglo-French and Old North French reward, back-formation from rewarder (see reward (v.)). Meaning "repayment for some service" is from late 14c. Sense of "sum of money in exchange for capture" is from 1590s.
c.1300 "to grant, bestow;" early 14c. "to give as compensation," from Old North French rewarder "to regard, reward," variant of Old French regarder "take notice of, regard, watch over," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + garder "look, heed, watch" (see guard (v.)). Originally any form of requital. A doublet of regard. Related: Rewarded; rewarding.