from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to pay back, recompense.
- v. to reward.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To yield up; pay; repay; requite.
From Middle English foryelden ("to requite, yield up"), from Old English forġieldan ("to pay for, reward, give up, forfeit"), equivalent to for- + yield. Cognate with Dutch vergelden ("to reward, pay back"), German vergelten ("to repay, reward"). (Wiktionary)