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[ri-myoo-nuh-reyt] /rɪˈmyu nəˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), remunerated, remunerating.
to pay, recompense, or reward for work, trouble, etc.
to yield a recompense for (work, services, etc.).
Origin of remunerate
1515-25; < Latin remūnerātus (past participle of remūnerāri to repay, reward), equivalent to re- re- + mūner(āre) to give, be-stow (derivative of mūner-, stem of mūnus gift, duty) + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
remunerable, adjective
remunerability, noun
remunerably, adverb
remunerator, noun
preremunerate, verb (used with object), preremunerated, preremunerating.
unremunerated, adjective
Can be confused
remunerate, renumerate.
1. reimburse, requite, compensate. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for remunerated
  • The staff in general may not be well paid but the clinic owners are quite well remunerated.
  • The financial crisis revealed that top bankers were fabulously remunerated for doing what turned out to be a lousy job.
  • University presidents are usually well-remunerated and they take on the responsibility with eyes open.
  • So we'd probably be better off with a smaller, less-well-remunerated financial industry than the one we've had.
  • Designation of voluntary, non-remunerated status was determined by blood center staff members based on national blood policy.
  • Teachers are provided and remunerated by the country of origin.
  • Participants are also remunerated for their actual reductions in the cases when the program is called.
  • Include all part-time employees and officers remunerated by corporations.
  • Include all part-time employees and officers being remunerated by corporations.
  • Individuals receiving rehabilitation and remunerated work in a facility conducted for that purpose.
British Dictionary definitions for remunerated


(transitive) to reward or pay for work, service, etc
Derived Forms
remunerability, noun
remunerable, adjective
remunerator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin remūnerārī to reward, from re- + mūnerāre to give, from mūnus a gift; see munificent
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Word Origin and History for remunerated



1520s, "pay for work or services," back-formation from remuneration or else from Latin remuneratus, past participle of remunerari (later remunerare) "repay, reward" (see remuneration). Related: Remunerated; remunerating.

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