reimburse

verb
re·​im·​burse | \ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs How to pronounce reimburse (audio) \
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 How to pronounce reimbursable (audio) \ adjective
reimbursement \ ˌrē-​əm-​ˈbərs-​mənt How to pronounce reimbursement (audio) \ noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The bill Evers wants lawmakers to take up would: Provide $79.1 million in 2021 to increase the rate at which the state reimburses school districts for special education costs from 30% to 34%. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tony Evers calls on lawmakers to take up $252M plan for schools but GOP wants the money for tax relief," 6 Feb. 2020 Though the state paid the $1.4 million fine, the company that at the time provided health care services within the prisons reimbursed the state for that amount. Jacques Billeaud, azcentral, "More fines threatened against Arizona in prison suit," 5 Feb. 2020 Kapp would also not comment on whether CLA Group was reimbursing ACLJ for any resources being utilized for Trump’s legal defense. Michael Biesecker, Fortune, "Charities steered $65 million to Trump lawyer Sekulow and family," 31 Jan. 2020 Cronin says the network insisted 51 Minds reimburse them $12 million for the loss. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "True crime: The murder that changed reality TV," 30 Jan. 2020 Banks should restore the funds from a fraudulent charge, Wawa said, but if not the company will reimburse customers. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "Wawa customer data exposed during hack now sold on dark web," 29 Jan. 2020 Drugs such as these can help change the trajectory of the obesity epidemic, if they are made widely available and reimbursed — challenges in today’s health care insurance system. Dana Goldman, The Conversation, "Obesity, second to smoking as the most preventable cause of US deaths, needs new approaches," 27 Jan. 2020 Within 10 days following the holiday, customers must mail a receipt, photocopy of a valid driver’s license, and PayPal associated email address to the office at 332 Minnesota St. Suite W1080, St. Paul to get reimbursed. Deanna Weniger, Twin Cities, "Options abound for NYE revelers getting home; consequences for those who choose to drink and drive," 31 Dec. 2019 As a result, once emergency patients are stabilized, they are often transferred to a hospital that can reimbursed for the medical care provided. Laura Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "Micro-hospital to open on San Antonio’s Southwest Side," 23 Dec. 2019

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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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The first known use of reimburse was in 1511

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14 Feb 2020

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“Reimburse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reimburse. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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reimburse

verb
How to pronounce reimburse (audio)

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 How to pronounce reimburse (audio) \
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 How to pronounce reimburse (audio) \
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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