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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
1530-1540
Premiate stems from the Latin term praemiāre meaning "to reward." It entered English in the mid-1500s.