remunerate

[ 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.).

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

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Can be confused

remunerate renumerate
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remunerate

/ (rɪˈmjuːnəˌreɪt) /

verb

(tr) to reward or pay for work, service, etc

Derived Forms

remunerability, 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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