[ ri-myoo-nuh-reyt ]
/ rɪˈmyu nəˌreɪt /

verb (used with object), re·mu·ner·at·ed, re·mu·ner·at·ing.

to pay, recompense, or reward for work, trouble, etc.
to yield a recompense for (work, services, etc.).

Nearby words

  1. remover,
  2. remscheid,
  3. remsen,
  4. remuda,
  5. remuera tractor,
  6. remuneration,
  7. remunerative,
  8. remus,
  9. remy martin,
  10. ren

Origin of remunerate

1515–25; < Latin remūnerātus (past participle of remūnerāri to repay, reward), equivalent to re- re- + mūner(āre) to give, be-stow (derivative of mūner-, stem of mūnus gift, duty) + -ātus -ate1

Related forms
Can be confusedremunerate renumerate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remunerate


/ (rɪˈmjuːnəˌreɪt) /


(tr) to reward or pay for work, service, etc
Derived Formsremunerability, nounremunerable, adjectiveremunerator, noun

Word Origin for remunerate

C16: from Latin remūnerārī to reward, from re- + mūnerāre to give, from mūnus a gift; see munificent

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Word Origin and History for remunerate



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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