reward (someone, something, or oneself) for (something)

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reward (someone, something, or oneself) for (something)

To bestow a gift, prize, bonus, treat, etc., upon someone, oneself, some animal, or group as a result of worthy behavior or actions. Often used in passive constructions. It's important to reward children for good behavior and give as little attention as possible to bad behavior. I'm going to reward myself for getting an A in all my subjects with a new video game this weekend. The company is being rewarded for its consumer-friendly business model, with thousands of people switching to their services as a result.
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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.
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He added: "We had some good periods in the game where we probably didn't reward ourselves for some of the play we had.
The last step is that we have to reward ourselves for the work we do."
'We just want to win and celebrate and reward ourselves for all the sacrifices that we've made to get to this point,' Santos said in Filipino.
We've had a very good year till now and we want to do things in the same spirit for one more month to reward ourselves for the hard work," he said.
When we do meaningful work with our hands, a neurochemical feedback floods our brains with dopamine and serotonin; we have evolved to release these chemicals both to reward ourselves for working with our hands and to motivate ourselves to do it some more (Lambert, 2008).
It doesn't take a scientist to recognize the tendency in all of us, medical residents or not, to reward ourselves for a job well done.