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tr.v. re·mu·ner·at·ed, re·mu·ner·at·ing, re·mu·ner·ates
1. To pay (a person) a suitable equivalent in return for goods provided, services rendered, or losses incurred; recompense.
2. To compensate for; make payment for: remunerated his efforts.
[Latin remūnerārī, remūnerāt- : re-, re- + mūnerārī, to give (from mūnus, mūner-, gift; see mei- in Indo-European roots).]
re·mu′ner·a·bil′i·ty (-nər-ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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