Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To pay (a person) a suitable equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered, or losses incurred; recompense.
  • transitive verb To compensate for; make payment for.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To pay an equivalent to for any service, loss, expense, or other sacrifice; to recompense; to requite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To compensate; to pay.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make payment to; compensate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin remūnerārī, remūnerāt- : re-, re- + mūnerārī, to give (from mūnus, mūner-, gift; see mei- in Indo-European roots).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the participle stem of Latin remūnerārī ("to reward"), from mūnus ("gift").

Examples

  • 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.

    Forged Coupon And Other Stories

  • 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.

    The Forged Coupon

  • 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:

    Global Voices in English » Zimbabwe: Was the ministerial retreat necessary?

  • 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.

    Letter 302

  • Send me, I pray of you, the money to remunerate the small boy for his repeated visits to you.

    NOTHING THAT EVER CAME TO ANYTHING

  • 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.

    Class R (Revenue) Stock: A New Class of Investment?

  • 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?

    Global Voices in English » Zimbabwe: Was the ministerial retreat necessary?

  • 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.

    This week's new games

  • 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.

    Zack Cooper: The Case for End-of-Life Care Gets Stronger

  • 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.

    Fortune’s Fool

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  • Was accosted by colleagues once who swore upon first-borns this should be "renumerate."

    April 13, 2007