Origin of rewarding
verb (used with object)
Origin of reward
Synonyms for reward
Examples from the Web for rewarding
Contemporary Examples of rewarding
That the Globes did this year, rewarding both Rodriguez and the series in Best Comedy, is a pleasant surprise.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More
December 11, 2014
Being in an indie band is running a never-ending, rewarding, scary, low-margin small business.How Much Money Does a Band Really Make on Tour?
December 8, 2014
It is a cash cow, handed billions by TV networks and rewarding its sponsors with huge ratings and ever growing revenues.The $44 Million Teflon Don of the NFL
November 30, 2014
The days we spent hiking were rewarding for different reasons.Motherless Daughters and Parentless Parents Trek to the Andes to Aid Orphans
August 21, 2014
I had worked in public service before, and it was one of the most rewarding times in my life.Sanjay Gupta, on the Ebola Front Lines
August 4, 2014
Historical Examples of rewarding
When they are beaten back, he is frowning upon them: when the yams ripen to abundant harvest he is rewarding their piety.The Fijians
I want your help, and I'm not in the habit of rewarding my assistants by sending them back to prison.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
Undoubtedly the innovation of rewarding the rank and file as well as the officers created much139 satisfaction.Chats on Military Curios
Stanley C. Johnson
In rewarding courage he was bountiful, and in punishing for offences he was merciful.Plutarch's Lives Volume III.
Such experiences are deeply reassuring and rewarding for all the participating couples.Marriage Enrichment Retreats
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.