remunerate VERB pay (someone) for services rendered or work done.
DERIVATIVES remunerative adjective.
ORIGIN Latin remunerari 'reward, recompense' .

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  • Remunerate — Re*mu ner*ate ( ?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remunerated} ( ? t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Remunerating}.] [L. remuneratus, p. p. of remunerare, remunerari; pref. re re + munerare, munerari, to give, present, from munus, muneris, a gift, present. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • remunerate — re‧mu‧ne‧rate [rɪˈmjuːnəreɪt] verb [transitive] formal HUMAN RESOURCES to pay someone for work they have done: • Stockbrokers should not be remunerated on the basis of stocks sold or bought. * * * remunerate UK US /rɪˈmjuːnəreɪt/ verb [T] …   Financial and business terms

  • remunerate — [ri myo͞o′nə rāt΄] vt. remunerated, remunerating [< L remuneratus, pp. of remunerari, to reward, remunerate < re , again + munus (gen. muneris), gift < IE * moini : see COMMON] to pay or compensate (a person) for (work or service done,… …   English World dictionary

  • remunerate — I verb acquit, award, compensate, defray, disburse, discharge, give payment, indemnify, make payment, make up for, pay, recompense, reimburse, remit, remunerari, repay, requite, reward, satisfy, settle associated concepts: legal fees II index… …   Law dictionary

  • remunerate — 1520s, from L. remuneratus, pp. of remunerari (later remunerare) (see REMUNERATION (Cf. remuneration)). Related: Remunerated; remunerating …   Etymology dictionary

  • remunerate — *pay, compensate, satisfy, reimburse, indemnify, repay, recompense Analogous words: award, accord, vouchsafe, *grant …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • remunerate — [v] compensate, reward accord, ante up*, award, dish out*, do business*, grant, guerdon, indemnify, pay, pay off, pay up, post, recompense, redress, reimburse, repay, requite, shell out*, spring for*, vouchsafe; concept 341 Ant. charge, seize,… …   New thesaurus

  • remunerate — v. (formal) (D; tr.) to remunerate for * * * [rɪ mjuːnəreɪt] (formal) (D; tr.) to remunerate for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • remunerate —    Metathesis is the term for transposing sounds or letters, which is what often happens with this word, as here: Mr. Strage said in the witness box that he was to receive fair renumeration for his work (Independent). The urge to associate… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • remunerate — UK [rɪˈmjuːnəreɪt] / US [rɪˈmjunəreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms remunerate : present tense I/you/we/they remunerate he/she/it remunerates present participle remunerating past tense remunerated past participle remunerated formal to pay or… …   English dictionary

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