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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The two rewarded themselves with a heavy meal after the shoot: plates of pizza and refreshing glasses of beer.
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After the 10km stretch, the team rewarded themselves with a set of delicious Afghan kebabs in the centre of the city.
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When bankers have rewarded themselves with bonuses of 40 billion pounds in recent weeks, one in four people in Wales faces fuel poverty and a choice between heating and powering their homes or eating.
A week after delivering the harshest Budget in decades, they have rewarded themselves with a month off.
"As lottery jackpot winners are on the whole happier than non-winners - 95% claim that they are positive about their life compared to 71% of people in the comparison group - we researched the treats these people rewarded themselves with, to see what could influence their mood and whether findings could help increase the nation's happiness."
Research showed that 12 per cent of bonus recipients rewarded themselves with a holiday, while 11 per cent indulged in electrical luxuries such as iPods and plasma TVs.
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The pair succeeded in winning meals for all ten celebrities and rewarded themselves with a relaxing dip in the water.
The pair rewarded themselves with a relaxing dip in the water - and Razor got an eyeful when the model stripped down to her underwear.
The pair rewarded themselves with a relaxing dip in the water - but Razor got more than an eyeful when the model stripped down to her underwear on the show.
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