unrewardable

reward

[ri-wawrd]
noun
1.
a sum of money offered for the detection or capture of a criminal, the recovery of lost or stolen property, etc.
2.
something given or received in return or recompense for service, merit, hardship, etc.
verb (used with object)
3.
to recompense or requite (a person or animal) for service, merit, achievement, etc.
4.
to make return for or requite (service, merit, etc.); recompense.

Origin:
1275–1325; (v.) Middle English rewarden orig., to regard < Old North French rewarder to look at, variant of Old French reguarder; (noun) Middle English: orig., regard < Anglo-French, Old North French, variant of Old French reguard, derivative of reguarder; see regard

rewardable, adjective
rewardableness, noun
rewardably, adverb
rewarder, noun
rewardless, adjective
misreward, verb (used with object)
overreward, verb
superreward, verb (used with object), noun
unrewardable, adjective
unrewarded, adjective
well-rewarded, adjective


2. desert, pay, remuneration; requital; bounty, premium, bonus. Reward, prize, recompense imply something given in return for good. A reward is something given or done in return for good (or, more rarely, evil) received; it may refer to something abstract or concrete: a $50 reward; Virtue is its own reward. Prize refers to something concrete offered as a reward of merit, or to be contested for and given to the winner: to win a prize for an essay. A recompense is something given or done, whether as reward or punishment, for acts performed, services rendered, etc.; or it may be something given in compensation for loss or injury suffered, etc.: Renown was his principal recompense for years of hard work. 3. compensate, pay, remunerate.
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reward (rɪˈwɔːd)
 
n
1.  something given or received in return for a deed or service rendered
2.  a sum of money offered, esp for help in finding a criminal or for the return of lost or stolen property
3.  profit or return
4.  something received in return for good or evil; deserts
5.  psychol any pleasant event that follows a response and therefore increases the likelihood of the response recurring in the future
 
vb
6.  (tr) to give (something) to (someone), esp in gratitude for a service rendered; recompense
 
[C14: from Old Norman French rewarder to regard, from re- + warder to care for, guard, of Germanic origin; see ward]
 
re'wardable
 
adj
 
re'warder
 
n
 
re'wardless
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

reward
c.1300, "a regarding, heeding, observation," from O.N.Fr. reward, variant of O.Fr. reguard (see regard). Meaning "repayment for some service" is from mid-14c.

reward
early 14c., from O.N.Fr. rewarder, variant of O.Fr. regarder "take notice of, regard, watch over," from re-, intensive prefix, + garder "look, heed, watch" (see guard). Originally any form of requital.
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reward re·ward (rĭ-wôrd')
n.
The return for the performance of a behavior that is desired; a positive reinforcement.


re·ward' v.
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