Definition of premiate in US English:

premiate

verb

  • with object To reward; to award a prize to or for.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From classical Latin praemiāt-, past participial stem of praemiārī to claim a reward, in post-classical Latin also to reward from praemium. Compare Middle French, French † premier to reward.

Pronunciation

premiate

/ˈpriːmɪeɪt/