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re·ward

 (rĭ-wôrd′)
n.
1. A consequence that happens to someone as a result of worthy or unworthy behavior: the rewards of exercise; the rewards of lying to your boss.
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 on investment; a profit.
4. Psychology The return for performance of a desired behavior; positive reinforcement.
tr.v. re·ward·ed, re·ward·ing, re·wards
To give a reward to or for.

[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- in Indo-European roots).]

re·ward′a·ble adj.
re·ward′er n.

rewards

(rɪˈwɔːdz)
pl n
the benefits of doing something
References in classic literature ?
Two Politicians were exchanging ideas regarding the rewards for public service.
Then the many are of another mind; they think that justice is to be reckoned in the troublesome class, among goods which are to be pursued for the sake of rewards and of reputation, but in themselves are disagreeable and rather to be avoided.
Why, I said at the time that no thief and no thief's pal was going to try to pawn or sell a thing where he knowed the pawnbroker could get both rewards by taking HIM into camp with the swag.
There is a wide distinction between voluntary favours and rewards. The duty I have done in his family, and the care I have taken in the education of his two boys, are services for which some men might have expected a greater return.
Now in order to kill the enemy, our men must be roused to anger; that there may be advantage from defeating the enemy, they must have their rewards
It became particularly animated toward the end of the evening when the rewards bestowed by the Emperor were mentioned.
One thousand pounds' reward for the apprehension of the murderer of either Hamilton Fynes or Richard Vanderpole!
Ye want reward for virtue, and heaven for earth, and eternity for your to-day?
JUPITER ISSUED a proclamation to all the beasts of the forest and promised a royal reward to the one whose offspring should be deemed the handsomest.
No doubt you will reply that there can be no comparison, that the dead cannot be numbered, while the living who have been rewarded may be summed up with three figures.
The native further told Tarzan that the white man who had led the recent expedition had promised them a fabulous reward if they would kill the white devil.
'You are a mighty Prince, but at the same time you have a kind heart, which deserves to be rewarded. Would you like to have the most beautiful woman in the world for your wife?'