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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Definitions for premiate

  1. to grant a prize or an award to.

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Citations for premiate
I assumed then that they mayor might want suggestions about who should be on the commission to "premiate" the buildings....[The commission] produced a list of thirty-nine buildings to be designated landmarks. Leon M. Despres with Kenan Heise, Challenging the Daley Machine: A Chicago Alderman's Memoir, 2005
We believe that it is more desirable to premiate thrift than to premiate strikes. , "Address by Dr. Talcott Williams," Year Book of the Economic Club of New York, Volume III, 1913
Origin of premiate
Premiate stems from the Latin term praemiāre meaning "to reward." It entered English in the mid-1500s.