- n. [劳经] 报酬；报答；酬谢
- vt. [劳经] 奖励；奖赏
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re-,表强调，-ward,看，注视，词源同 award,guard,regard.字面意思即反复看，注视，留意， 关切，后来词义由抽象的给予引申为具体的奖励，报酬。比较 award.
- reward:  Reward is ultimately the same word as regard, and indeed was originally used interchangeably with it. It came from rewarder, the Anglo-Norman version of Old French regarder, source of English regard. The modern meaning of reward, ‘recompense’, which goes back to the 14th century, presumably arose from the notion of ‘regarding’ someone with favour.
=> guard, regard
- reward (n.)
- 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.
- reward (v.)
- c. 1300 "to grant, bestow;" early 14c. "to give as compensation," from Old North French rewarder "to regard, reward" (Old French regarder) "take notice of, regard, watch over," from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + warder "look, heed, watch," from Germanic (see warder). Originally any form of requital. A doublet of regard. Related: Rewarded; rewarding.
- 1. Current employment laws will be changed to reward effort and punish laziness.
- 2. Jenkins would reward all investors, no matter when they made their investment.
- 3. A sleepless baby can seem to bring little reward.
- 4. a reward for good behaviour
- 5. It is within our power to reward him for that.
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