re·​mu·​ner·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈmyü-nə-rə-tiv How to pronounce remunerative (audio) , -ˌrā- \

Definition of remunerative

1 : serving to remunerate
2 : providing remuneration : profitable

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Other Words from remunerative

remuneratively adverb
remunerativeness noun

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Examples of remunerative in a Sentence

Our investors are seeking more remunerative opportunities. made a highly remunerative investment that will end up paying my college tuition
Recent Examples on the Web Employment status makes the job more remunerative and less precarious by guaranteeing a minimum wage and numerous benefits. Juliet B. Schor, The Conversation, "Gig worker employment fights like those in California pit flexibility against a livable wage – but ‘platform cooperatives’ could ensure workers get both," 29 Oct. 2020 Facebook has been working for years to figure out a way to turn its incredibly popular messaging apps into a remunerative business. Kurt Wagner,, "WhatsApp Banks on Business Messaging Over Ads for Revenue," 22 Oct. 2020 Some legal observers have wondered why Scalia left a highly remunerative job to serve an erratic, mendacious President who has shown little loyalty to his advisers. Eyal Press, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Labor Secretary Is a Wrecking Ball Aimed at Workers," 19 Oct. 2020 Still, criminals could target traffic lights if such attacks prove remunerative. Leigh Kamping-carder, WSJ, "Hackers Eye Their Next Targets, From Schools to Cars," 8 Oct. 2020 Breaking colleges’ stranglehold on remunerative employment opportunities is critical (as I’ve previously argued). Frederick M. Hess, National Review, "Don’t Fix Colleges; Build Them," 17 Sep. 2020 Even better, a fall from grace followed by a period of regret and repentance can be turned into a highly remunerative rehabilitation. Elizabeth Spiers, The New York Review of Books, "Jerry Falwell Jr. and the Evangelical Redemption Story," 20 Aug. 2020 That could deepen Microsoft’s already-remunerative relationship with the federal government in areas such as cloud-computing services, for which the company manages a $10 billion contract with the Pentagon. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "For Whom the Tok Tiks," 6 Aug. 2020 The earliest proof that this tactic could be remunerative was the monstrously successful Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, which started in 2004. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "Corporate America Is Ready to Take Action ... Or Something," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of remunerative

1631, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Remunerative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of remunerative

formal : paying a lot of money

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