reward for

reward someone for something

to give someone a prize or a bonus for doing something. I would like to reward you for your honesty. She wanted to reward herself for her hard work, so she treated herself to a massage.
See also: reward
References in classic literature ?
One thousand pounds' reward for the apprehension of the murderer of either Hamilton Fynes or Richard Vanderpole
I took the liberty of waiting upon you, sir, to ask whether the idea of a reward for so large a sum came spontaneously from your department?
Ye want reward for virtue, and heaven for earth, and eternity for your to-day?
Why, the reward for the thief, and the other one for the knife.
But when he left, he left in great spirits, for he perceived that just by pure luck and no troublesome labor he had accomplished several delightful things: he had touched both men on a raw spot and seen them squirm; he had modified Wilson's sweetness for the twins with one small bitter taste that he wouldn't be able to get out of his mouth right away; and, best of all, he had taken the hated twins down a peg with the community; for Blake would gossip around freely, after the manner of detectives, and within a week the town would be laughing at them in its sleeve for offering a gaudy reward for a bauble which they either never possessed or hadn't lost.
This is my reward for taking his part so often, when all the country have cried shame of him, for breeding up his bastard in that manner; but he is going now where he must pay for all.
In it the poet invokes Athena to protect certain potters and their craft, if they will, according to promise, give him a reward for his song; if they prove false, malignant gnomes are invoked to wreck the kiln and hurt the potters.
Two hundred and fifty dollars reward for my negro man Jim.
Twenty-five dollars reward for the negro slave, Sally.
He does not know who she is; but I do, and I know that there is a great reward for whoever takes her back to her people.
And now have I brought another gift from Fairy-Land, as a fit reward for you, dear child," she said, when Annie had told all her gratitude and love; then, touching the child with her shining wand, the Fairy bid her look and listen silently.
Oh, not for your honesty, to be paid for that would humiliate you, but I owe you a reward for having participated in the restoration of my brother, King Charles II.
What is an effective reward for one student may not be for another.
Sixteen days after Naif ``Nick'' Sahoum was gunned down in a stickup at the Lankershim Mini Market in North Hollywood, police posted a $50,000 reward for information leading to his killer.
When offered a reward for performance, the claim is that people do the activity for the incentive rather than for internal reasons.