Definition of remunerate in English:


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transitive verb

[with object]
  • Pay (someone) for services rendered or work done.

    ‘they should be remunerated fairly for their work’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘More and more people are asking why some players are remunerated for playing rugby when they continue to work for nothing.’
    • ‘The company said that these costs were expensed through the profit and loss account in the normal way and were a cost-efficient way for Elan to remunerate staff.’
    • ‘Clearly the onus is on the state to devise more imaginative ways to remunerate teachers.’
    • ‘I should remunerate you for your additional service, seeing as how this order was particularly large.’
    • ‘In a similar vein, clerks who are responsible for remunerating farmers for the cane supplied often seek rents from their posts by withholding payments to farmers until a bribe is paid.’
    • ‘All non-executive members non-executive directors are remunerated at a nationally fixed rate.’
    • ‘In fact, all of the aforementioned online distribution channels claimed that they would remunerate artists and labels for the use of copyrighted material.’
    • ‘There is nothing to prevent the principal from remunerating the agent by a commission varying according to the amount of the profit obtained by the sale.’
    • ‘While businesses are constantly looking for innovative methods of remunerating their key staff, there may be unexpected pension pitfalls where the executives involved are high earners.’
    • ‘The corollary is a similar divide in the amount that needs to be spent on acquiring and remunerating players appropriate for the task.’
    • ‘The local authority was remunerating teachers in church schools at a lower rate than in its own schools.’
    • ‘The authors of the Australian review also noted that pharmaceutical companies paid for the trials and otherwise remunerated the authors of at least three studies.’
    • ‘Up to 1779, employees were essentially remunerated with salaries.’
    • ‘They are grown on small family farms, where workers are reasonably remunerated, protected by well-observed labour laws.’
    • ‘Everybody knows that they are remunerated better than their counterparts in the public service.’
    • ‘At the moment, the act, amongst other loopholes, does not make clear distinctions between brokers, agents and consultants and how they should be remunerated.’
    • ‘The directors have been asked to perform various tasks, one of which was the sale of the company to the public, and they have delivered to a considerable extent: therefore they are entitled to be adequately remunerated.’
    pay, reward, reimburse, recompense, give payment to
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/rəˈmyo͞onəˌrāt/ /rəˈmjunəˌreɪt/


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