remunerate

verb re·mu·ner·ate \ ri-ˈmyü-nə-ˌrāt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of remunerate

remunerated; remunerating
transitive verb
1 : to pay an equivalent for
  • their services were generously remunerated
2 : to pay an equivalent to for a service, loss, or expense : recompense

remunerator

play \ri-ˈmyü-nə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

remuneratory

play \ri-ˈmyü-nə-rə-ˌtȯr-ē\ adjective

Examples of remunerate in a Sentence

  1. promptly remunerated the repair company for fixing the dryer

  2. the negligent landlord must remunerate those made homeless by the fire by finding new housing for them at his own expense

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Origin and Etymology of remunerate

Latin remuneratus, past participle of remunerare to recompense, from re- + munerare to give, from muner-, munus gift — more at mean

remunerate Synonyms

Synonyms
compensate, recompense, pay
Related Words
refund, reimburse, repay, requite; remit; pay off, pay up, prepay
Near Antonyms
stiff

Synonym Discussion of remunerate

pay, compensate, remunerate, satisfy, reimburse, indemnify, repay, recompense mean to give money or its equivalent in return for something. pay implies the discharge of an obligation incurred.
    • paid their bills
compensate implies a making up for services rendered.
    • an attorney well compensated for her services
remunerate clearly suggests paying for services rendered and may extend to payment that is generous or not contracted for.
    • promised to remunerate the searchers handsomely
satisfy implies paying a person what is required by law.
    • all creditors will be satisfied in full
reimburse implies a return of money that has been spent for another's benefit.
    • reimbursed employees for expenses
indemnify implies making good a loss suffered through accident, disaster, warfare.
    • indemnified the families of the dead miners
repay stresses paying back an equivalent in kind or amount.
    • repay a favor with a favor
recompense suggests due return in amends, friendly repayment, or reward.
    • passengers were recompensed for the delay

REMUNERATE Defined for English Language Learners

remunerate

verb

Definition of remunerate for English Language Learners

  • : to pay someone for work that has been done



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