From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe rewarded (with something)be rewarded (with something)to achieve something through hard work and effort The team have worked hard and their efforts have been rewarded with success. Finally, Molly’s patience was rewarded. → reward
Examples from the Corpusefforts ... rewarded• But over the years a few prospectors kept up the search on the farm, and their efforts were richly rewarded.• For a few moments the clouds open and we lie in the heat of a hazy sun, our efforts justly rewarded.• The Civil Engineering Department have toiled long and hard with the exit from Keighley and soon their efforts should be rewarded.• The pair's efforts were rewarded when they won awards in a United Kingdom enterprise scheme. 10.