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

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

To bestow a particular 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. I try to reward my kids with berries and other sweet fruits instead of chocolates or candies I'm so pleased with my final exam results that I'm going to reward myself with a day at the spa. The company's new consumer-friendly business strategy is being rewarded with a huge surge of new business.
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reward someone with something

to honor someone with a gift of something. She rewarded the helpful child with a chocolate chip cookie. He rewarded himself with a night on the town.
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Having been on the go all day, it was time to reward ourselves with some good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality, so we headed for the Coach House Bar and Restaurant in Dornoch - formerly the Dornoch Inn - in the town's main square.
After all, we deserve to reward ourselves with something special given all the hard work we have done the past year.
* Change your rewards and comforts: When something good happens in life, we often reward ourselves with food, and when something bad happens we comfort ourselves with the same.
We all need to reward ourselves with a treat every now and then and this certainly looked like it was a cheaper alternative to a coffee.
I've often looked on longingly as plates of delicious-looking food have bypassed me in the bar, so after my last walk with a friend, we decided to reward ourselves with lunch.
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Enticed by knock-down prices and the dawn of a new decade, this year's plan of attack is to battle it out on the high street and reward ourselves with some prize labels.
And so we spend our time toiling away in the unforgiving city with its traffic snarls and it's 'I am first' policies, so that we can reward ourselves with this other little gift of tranquil existence.
Mr Curran said: "It still remains absolutely incredible that at a time when the country is in its worst recession in a century that we are continuing to reward ourselves with a 6.5 per cent pay increase, a ludicrous situation."
This enterprising venture recognises our inability to stand on the sidelines, and sorts out community and environmental projects which give us something useful to do before we reward ourselves with a bit of rest and recreation.
(If it had been a particularly grueling ride, we'd reward ourselves with two scoops.)
A quick dash to a gap in the hedge revealed a hawfinch (pictured below) circling with the thrushes, a nice end to the day and enough to reward ourselves with a pint while we dried out in front of the fire Alan Davies is away.
We did reward ourselves with a Mr Whippy ice cream, so any calories we burned off were immediately replaced.
So Gemma's SMS invite I worded in such a way that the text read more like an ultimatum than a gracious invitation to reward ourselves with sun, sea and natural breeze.