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

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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However, the Chiefs can request to be reimbursed by the sports authority at a future date. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Here’s a look at the new seats in upper deck at Arrowhead Stadium," 4 June 2019 The victim said the police report was being made in part so that he could be reimbursed by his bank. Brian Lisik/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Driver cited after holding up traffic at green light: Brunswick Police Blotter," 9 Apr. 2018 Legal fees pertaining to any lawsuits or judgments incurred by our local union are reimbursed by our insurance carrier. Joshua Stewart, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Union's legal bills quadrupled amid sexual misconduct allegations against labor leader Mickey Kasparian," 3 Apr. 2018 Hecla could also be required to reimburse up to $30 million for pollution cleanup costs. Darryl Fears, idahostatesman, "An Idaho mining firm exec griped to Zinke about pollution rules. Zinke apologized. | Idaho Statesman," 29 Mar. 2018 That compensation deal was only thought to be worth around €40m but El Confidencial's report will now lead to even more petty jibes and dragging of feet from Neymar and Barcelona as the latter looks to be reimbursed by their former megastar. SI.com, "Report Claims Neymar Owes Barca €100m Compensation Over Broken Contract Agreement," 16 Jan. 2018 Part of Einstein's settlement agreement with OPSB is Einstein's promise to reimburse parents for their transportation expenses from this school year. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, NOLA.com, "Einstein Charter spent $85,000 on lawyers during busing dispute," 22 May 2018 Advertising Through June 2018, the state spent $9.6 million to fix the problem, including a $5 million water plant reimbursed by the federal government. John O'connor, The Seattle Times, "Audit: Slow Legionnaires’ response at Illinois veterans home," 25 Mar. 2019 State policy allows employees to be reimbursed for mileage, meals and lodging related to state business. Craig Harris, azcentral, "State Parks 'suspended' request for staff to do extra work for no pay," 25 May 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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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 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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