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 Restaurants are paid $5 per meal and reimbursed for food and labor. Jennifer G. Wolcott, The Christian Science Monitor, "A new stone soup: Idle restaurants fire up to feed the hungry," 29 May 2020 To get reimbursed, Grocery store workers are asked to submit their receipts to grocerybill@drpaegers.com. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Frozen Food Company Dr. Praeger’s Buying Food for Grocery Stores Employees Amid the Coronavirus," 9 Apr. 2020 Additional expenses will be reimbursed by as much as $500 per person. Clifford Atiyeh And Rusty Blackwell, Car and Driver, "Massive Takata Airbag Recall: Everything You Need to Know, Including Full List of Affected Vehicles," 21 Feb. 2020 For women under the age of 43, the cost of treatment will be fully reimbursed by the state. The Economist, "IVF for lesbians pits French progressives against traditionalists," 3 Oct. 2019 In 2017, Trump’s inauguration reportedly cost the district $7.3 million in security expenses, which were also drawn from that same fund and never reimbursed. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "Security News this Week: Palantir Manual Shows How Law Enforcement Tracks Families," 13 July 2019 The program, which operated from about 2012 until January 2017, was marketed to employers as a supplemental benefits plan for their employees to reimburse for medical expenses such as co-pays and deductibles. Robert Rhoden, nola.com, "North Shore couple pleads guilty to fraudulent medical reimbursement scheme," 21 June 2019 But do companies have to reimburse you for any of these? Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Home offices are expensive: Study says most people didn't have one before coronavirus," 18 May 2020 The act includes up to $50 per month as a subsidy for broadband access, but according to the language of the bill, the money will be used to reimburse providers. NBC News, "Broadway star Nick Cordero wakes from coma after leg amputation due to coronavirus," 13 May 2020

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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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5 Jun 2020

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“Reimburse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reimburse. Accessed 6 Jun. 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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