American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pay (a person) a suitable equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered, or losses incurred; recompense.
- v. To compensate for; make payment for: remunerated his efforts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reward; recompense; requite, in a good sense; pay an equivalent to for any service, loss, expense, or other sacrifice.
- Synonyms Recompense, Compensate, etc. (see indemnify), repay.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To pay an equivalent to for any service, loss, expense, or other sacrifice; to recompense; to requite.
- v. make payment to; compensate.
- From the participle stem of Latin remūnerārī ("to reward"), from mūnus ("gift"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin remūnerārī, remūnerāt- : re-, re- + mūnerārī, to give (from mūnus, mūner-, gift; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Stephen expected Volgin to "remunerate" him, as he said, being so accustomed to the work that he did not feel the slightest repugnance for it.”
“How is a financially bankrupt government that is unable to adequately and fairly remunerate its civil service be as self-indulgent as to splash scarce foreign currency on itself at an expensive tourist resort such as Victoria Falls with reckless abandon?”
“A controversial political figure in Zimbabwe, Prof. Jonathan Moyo was concerned about who was footing the bill for such an event when the govenment is unable to adequately and fairly remunerate its civil service:”
“Whatever comes of this measure ultimately, I shall be glad if you would take to yourselves the merit you deserve, and if I am a gainer in pocket, remunerate yourselves by all means in any way that your candour and honour may dictate.”
“But on the other hand, when tech companies used to in the good old days spend wads on SG&A without any profit in the pipe, maybe it could make sense to remunerate capital in a way that could be treated like an expense while offsetting ownership rights.”
“While this is unlikely to change, a new rewards programme will at least very slightly remunerate you for using your Xbox Live connection in the normal way, for example by downloading games or playing online.”
“Send me, I pray of you, the money to remunerate the small boy for his repeated visits to you.”
“In the end, the fervor over 'pulling the plug on granny' led legislators to abandon the clause allowing Medicare to remunerate doctors for counseling patients on their options at the end of life.”
“If we hope to educate the public to pay the artists that make the music they love, then we, as an industry, will have to make some changes in the way that we remunerate artists.”
“It was virtually impossible for the marketplace to remunerate or acknowledge Hamilton's lifetime poetic oeuvre as significant work -- but he kept writing.”
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