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.
See also: for, reward
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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.
See also: for, reward
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Suppose you were asked to do a perfectly easy thing," she says; "and suppose you were rewarded for doing it by a present of a thousand pounds, as a legacy for your widow?"
And there's nothing more convenient than being rewarded for the first SMS you send in the morning or about the last movie you watch on the TV at night," said El Khouly.
'Customers have told us they want to get rewarded for what they use their cards for the most, such as gas and groceries, and office supplies for small business customers,' said Consumer Banking Products executive Susan Faulkner.
Consider the case of Stephen Crawford, former co-president of Morgan Stanley, who was rewarded for three months of presiding over the company's decline with a $32 million pay-off.
The claim is that when individuals are rewarded for performing a task, they will come to like the task less and spend less time on it once the rewards are no longer forthcoming.
When individuals are rewarded for success, perceptions of competence increase.
When individuals are rewarded for expending a large amount of effort on one activity, the sensation of high effort acquires secondary reward properties, thereby increasing people's readiness to expend high effort on a subsequent task.
The major finding from this experiment is that people who are rewarded for meeting progressively demanding performance standards on an activity spend more time on the activity in a free-choice situation than those who are rewarded for attaining a constant level of performance or than those who are not rewarded for meeting performance standards.
Conversely, some educators will be rewarded for improvements for which they were not actually responsible.
Based upon the aforementioned statutes, there are sufficient tools through which confidential informants can be rewarded for their information regarding terrorism.
People, especially middle and upper management and nonpractitioner quality experts, will continue to make these methods complicated unless they are rewarded for simplifying them.
And shouldn't staff and managers leaders be rewarded for this simplicity?
Creativity often occurs from having limited resources, yet being responsible to perform and being rewarded for the right results.
Being rewarded for using systematic process ensures that tests catch mistakes.