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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In most cases of fraud, Venmo’s policy is to reimburse the user for their losses, meaning that as fraud runs rampant, the company continues to lose out. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Venmo lost millions from fake payments this year," 26 Nov. 2018 In a time of tight budgets, a Missouri state agency might have to reimburse the federal government up to $1.7 million in Medicaid payments to hospitals that the agency potentially shouldn't have allowed. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Medicaid payment errors could cost Missouri up to $1.7 million | The Kansas City Star," 18 May 2018 Officials leading the investigation said Dixon had an RTA cell phone for the past 10 years and failed to reimburse the authority for personal calls as required. Grant Segall, cleveland.com, "RTA leaders say ex-president owes more than $1.1 million for healthcare premiums, benefits and cell calls (photos)," 15 May 2018 Tuition assistance will typically provide the money through an agreement where the company pays the school directly, whereas a reimbursement program will require workers to pay the institution and then get reimbursed. Jillian Berman, WSJ, "Companies Help Employees Pay Tuition—but Few Accept the Offer," 10 June 2018 The village's investment in the $64 million project is roughly $7 million, all of which is eligible to be reimbursed to the village through money generated by future tax increment financing district projects. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Oswego extends deadlines for $64 million project downtown," 8 June 2018 Complicating the calculation is that, in the medical world, a dollar figure charged isn’t necessarily what gets reimbursed. Gregory Pratt, chicagotribune.com, "Inspector general: Cook County hospitals lost roughly $165 million due to widespread errors," 15 May 2018 Cheerleaders should also receive a stipend or be reimbursed for the expensive beauty regimen and accessories required. Kalyn Kahler, SI.com, "NFL Cheerleading Can Still Be Saved," 10 May 2018 That means you’ll get reimbursed up to $1,000 of your $3,000 deductible, essentially giving you a $2,000 deductible. Mattie Quinn, SELF, "What’s the Difference Between an HSA, FSA, and HRA?," 16 Apr. 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 \
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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