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A reward; recompense.
tr.v. guer·doned, guer·don·ing, guer·dons
[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin widerdōnum, alteration (influenced by Latin dōnum, gift) of Old High German widarlōn : widar, back, against; see wi- in Indo-European roots + lōn, reward; see lau- in Indo-European roots.]
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a reward or payment
(tr) to give a guerdon to
[C14: from Old French gueredon, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German widarlōn, Old English witherlēan; final element influenced by Latin dōnum gift]
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1. a reward, recompense, or requital.v.t.
2. to give a guerdon to; reward.
[1325–75; < Old French, variant of werdoun < Medieval Latin widerdonum, alter. (probably by association with Latin dōnum gift) of Old High German widarlōn]
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Past participle: guerdoned
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|Noun||1.||guerdon - a reward or payment|
reward - payment made in return for a service rendered
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1. Something given in return for a service or accomplishment:
Idiom: token of appreciation.
To bestow a reward on:
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