Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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: reward

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.
See also: reward
References in periodicals archive ?
"Physician Compensation: rewarding the productivity of the knowledge worker." J Ambulatory Care Management Oct.
The present study investigated the effects of rewarding the attainment of constant versus progressively demanding performance standards on measures of intrinsic motivation.
In other words, rewarding individuals for meeting a graded level of performance increases their intrinsic motivation.
They object to using the data gleaned from it for high-stakes purposes, such as rewarding or punishing individual schools and teachers.
The United Nations would then be able to resume the role for which it was founded, and our progeny could live in a peaceful, rewarding world.
[23.] Some might argue that we should merely provide students with more interesting (i.e., intrinsically rewarding) material.
What's missing is a culture within the organization that signals the importance of developing and rewarding good communicators.
Bass, in their book Interpersonal Communication in Organizations (1982), found that being a good listener is largely irrelevant when rewarding job performance.
A model to effectively influence behavior includes setting clear expectations, measuring and monitoring performance, providing feedback, and rewarding and recognizing improvement.
In conclusion, our findings indicate that when reward-based attempts at increasing people's autonomy fail, the rewards themselves are not to blame, given that the "rewards" are valuable enough to feel rewarding to the rewarded persons.
In past experiments, scientists have identified which drugs rats find rewarding by allowing them to self-administer drugs by pushing levers.
Its often the little things that make those travel experiences more rewarding, such as staying in unique accommodations off the beaten track, says Athena Varmazis, vice-president, Global Loyalty Programs and Rewards, RBC.
Physician leaders simply need to be refreshed in learning the steps of the process, in realizing how they are integrated, and in teaching and rewarding themselves (and others) for using them correctly.
Susanna Freer Epstein, Senior Vice President Customer Loyalty Marketing, IHG said: At IHG Rewards Club, we are constantly looking to enhance and evolve the programme in ways that truly recognise and reward our members loyalty - not just by giving them points but by giving them the opportunity for rewarding experiences.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is rewarding its loyal IHGA Rewards Club members through its biggest hotel rewards promotion of the year called The Big Win.