[ ri-myoo-nuh-reyt ]
/ rɪˈmyu nəˌreɪt /
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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.).
OTHER WORDS FOR remunerate
1 reimburse, requite, compensate.
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Origin of remunerate
OTHER WORDS FROM remunerate
re·mu·ner·a·ble, adjectivere·mu·ner·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·mu·ner·a·bly, adverbre·mu·ner·a·tor, noun
pre·re·mu·ner·ate, verb (used with object), pre·re·mu·ner·at·ed, pre·re·mu·ner·at·ing.un·re·mu·ner·at·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH remunerateremunerate , renumerate
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How to use remunerate in a sentence
With the decline of well-remunerated low-wage work, they have a valuable product to sell.Are We Paying Too Much for Higher Education?|Megan McArdle|September 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Railway life in Ireland, though not highly remunerated, had its compensations as most situations in life have.
This is the first we have heard of this highly-remunerated official.
Mr. Macon asked under what clause of the constitution Captain Murray and others had been remunerated?
They not only emancipated their slaves, but remunerated them for their past services.John Greenleaf Whittier|W. Sloane Kennedy
Of all the professions, medicine certainly is the best remunerated.Town Life in Australia|R. E. N. (Richard) Twopeny
British Dictionary definitions for remunerate
/ (rɪˈmjuːnəˌreɪt) /
(tr) to reward or pay for work, service, etc
Derived forms of remunerateremunerability, 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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