- to pay, recompense, or reward for work, trouble, etc.
- to yield a recompense for (work, services, etc.).
Origin of remunerate
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1. reimburse, requite, compensate.
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- (tr) to reward or pay for work, service, etc
C16: from Latin remūnerārī to reward, from re- + mūnerāre to give, from mūnus a gift; see munificent
Word Origin and History for remunerable
1520s, "pay for work or services," back-formation from remuneration or else from Latin remuneratus, past participle of remunerari (later remunerare) "repay, reward" (see remuneration). Related: Remunerated; remunerating.
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