reimburse

verb
re·im·burse | \ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs \
reimbursed; reimbursing

Definition of reimburse 

transitive verb

1 : to pay back to someone : repay reimburse travel expenses

2 : to make restoration or payment of an equivalent to reimburse him for his traveling expenses

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Other words from reimburse

reimbursable \ˌrē-əm-ˈbər-sə-bəl \ adjective
reimbursement \ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs-mənt \ noun

Synonyms for reimburse

Synonyms

refund, repay

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pay, compensate, remunerate, satisfy, reimburse, indemnify, repay, recompense mean to give money or its equivalent in return for something. pay implies the discharge of an obligation incurred. paid their bills compensate implies a making up for services rendered. an attorney well compensated for her services remunerate clearly suggests paying for services rendered and may extend to payment that is generous or not contracted for. promised to remunerate the searchers handsomely satisfy implies paying a person what is required by law. all creditors will be satisfied in full reimburse implies a return of money that has been spent for another's benefit. reimbursed employees for expenses indemnify implies making good a loss suffered through accident, disaster, warfare. indemnified the families of the dead miners repay stresses paying back an equivalent in kind or amount. repay a favor with a favor recompense suggests due return in amends, friendly repayment, or reward. passengers were recompensed for the delay

Examples of reimburse in a Sentence

make sure you keep your receipts so we can reimburse you for your expenses

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Officials said if the declaration is granted, towns will be reimbursed for up to 75 percent of eligible costs. Nicholas Rondinone, courant.com, "Gov. Malloy Seeks Federal Disaster Declaration For May Storms, Tornadoes," 9 July 2018 There is no preset budget for Project 100%, Bell said, but the county Health and Human Services Agency reimbursed the Bureau of Public Assistance Investigations just over $3.4 million for time spent between July 2016 and March 2018. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego County again sued over policy of searching homes of CalWorks applicants," 27 June 2018 Village officials and the developer have been at odds in negotiating a redevelopment agreement under which Tinley Park would agree to commit money upfront as well as reimburse the developer for infrastructure costs. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "Apartments planned for Orland Park site near Main Street Triangle," 19 June 2018 The statement made no mention of if or how the exchange might reimburse customers for the losses. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Bitcoin prices continue to fall as yet another exchange reports a breach," 11 June 2018 The marshals service reimburses the District $122 a day for each federal prisoner that the jail or contractors such as halfway houses hold. Spencer S. Hsu, Washington Post, "An alleged murder by absconding inmate prompts relocation of D.C. Jail prisoners to Virginia," 13 July 2018 Gilbert reimbursed the developer $829,000 for street improvements. Craig Harris, azcentral, "Arizona charter school founder makes millions building his own schools," 11 July 2018 Medicare reimburses only $495 for that ride, while Medicaid pays only about $200. Lois K. Solomon, Sun-Sentinel.com, "County fails to collect $12 million in ambulance fees," 10 July 2018 She was also reimbursed for mileage and received a cell phone, among other perks. Kathy Boccella, Philly.com, "Abington superintendent to retire after Stephen Schwarzman donation debacle," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of reimburse

1511, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reimburse

re- + obsolete English imburse to put in the pocket, pay, from Medieval Latin imbursare, from Latin in- in- + Medieval Latin bursa purse — more at purse

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12 Sep 2018

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The first known use of reimburse was in 1511

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reimburse

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reimburse

: to pay someone an amount of money equal to an amount that person has spent

reimburse

verb
re·im·burse | \ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs \
reimbursed; reimbursing

Kids Definition of reimburse

: to pay back : repay

Other words from reimburse

reimbursement \-mənt \ noun

reimburse

transitive verb
re·im·burse | \ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs \
reimbursed; reimbursing

Legal Definition of reimburse 

1 : to pay back (a sum lost or expended) to someone will reimburse the court costs

2 : to make restoration or payment of an equivalent to reimburse the employee for travel expenses

Other words from reimburse

reimbursement noun

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