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re·ward  (r-wôrd)
1. Something given or received in recompense for worthy behavior or in retribution for evil acts.
2. Money offered or given for some special service, such as the return of a lost article or the capture of a criminal.
3. A satisfying return or result; profit.
4. Psychology The return for performance of a desired behavior; positive reinforcement.
tr.v. re·ward·ed, re·ward·ing, re·wards
1. To give a reward to or for.
2. To satisfy or gratify; recompense.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from rewarder, to take notice of : re-, intensive pref. (from Latin; see re- + warder, to guard, watch over of Germanic origin; see wer-3 in Indo-European roots).]

re·warda·ble adj.
re·warder n.

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