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remunerate Syllabification: re·mu·ner·ate
Pronunciation: /rəˈmyo͞onəˌrāt/

Definition of remunerate in English:


[with object]
Pay (someone) for services rendered or work done: they should be remunerated fairly for their work
More example sentences
  • There will always be an important role for subsidies in farming, to remunerate farmers for environmental services and to assist farming in particularly marginal areas.
  • The amount of money a worker is remunerated for carrying out specific tasks has more to do with market conditions, such as a skill shortage and the employer's eagerness to attract that skill, than the performance of the person in that role.
  • The almost endless payscales which have been a feature of the way in which teachers are remunerated are no longer appropriate to a world in which young people must pay large mortgages and child-minding fees.
pay, reward, compensate, reimburse, recompense


Early 16th century: from Latin remunerat- 'rewarded, recompensed', from the verb remunerari, from re- (expressing intensive force) + munus, muner- 'gift'.

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