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 She was reimbursed $5,491 from the Ohio House for 2018 travel expenses. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Elections commission to scrutinize Northeast Ohio mayor’s campaign spending: Capitol Letter," 7 Jan. 2020 The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is asking shoppers to keep electronic receipts so they may be reimbursed if their goods are stolen. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "Amazon driver in Florida stole $890 in shoppers’ gift cards, merchandise, deputies say," 13 Dec. 2019 She had already been reimbursed by the retailer, but wanted to make police aware of the situation. chicagotribune.com, "3 Lyons Township High School students cited for drug possession: LaGrange police," 6 Dec. 2019 It was amended in 2005, to clarify that victims don’t have to report the crime to police for the exam to be covered, and again in 2013, to ensure survivors can’t be made to pay out of pocket, even if they will be reimbursed later. Kayla Webley Adler, Marie Claire, "The First Crime Against Them Is Rape. The Second Is Being Billed for It," 5 Dec. 2019 Nor do they get fully reimbursed for the lengthy time required to gain the trust of patients with disabilities and an understanding of their health needs. Elizabeth Heubeck, courant.com, "In Connecticut, many OB-GYN practices fall short in caring for women with disabilities," 29 Nov. 2019 If a hurricane strikes your destination, you would be reimbursed if you had been insured beforehand and if the hurricane had been named by the World Meteorological Organization. Los Angeles Times, "Are you paying too much for travel insurance?," 21 Oct. 2019 It will be reimbursed from the Inner City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "Día de los Muertos’ appropriation is on global scale, and S.A., too," 8 Oct. 2019 Under the agreement, they also will not be reimbursed for the final 12 weeks of the 2018-19 season that they were locked out of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall from June 17 through Sept. 8. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, "Seven questions you might have about the BSO’s new contract with its musicians," 24 Sep. 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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17 Jan 2020

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“Reimburse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reimbursement. Accessed 19 January 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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