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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The crash took place on Oct. 9, but Patronis didn’t write a check reimbursing the state until Politico asked about it. Gray Rohrer, OrlandoSentinel.com, "CFO Jimmy Patronis sideswiped by ethics complaint over car crash," 12 July 2018 Perhaps most notably, Giuliani admitted on national television in early May that Trump had reimbursed his personal attorney Michael Cohen for a hush money payment to Daniels. Eli Watkins, CNN, "Giuliani on Stormy Daniels: Melania Trump 'believes her husband'," 6 June 2018 Giuliani told Hannity that Trump actually had reimbursed Cohen for his payments to Daniels. Ashley Parker, chicagotribune.com, "In the Trump administration, the truth comes out after vigorous denials," 5 June 2018 Several weeks ago, Rudy Giuliani revealed that President Donald Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels. Paul S. Ryan, Time, "The President’s Pardon Might Be About More Than Dinesh D’Souza. Just Look at Trump’s Own Legal Trouble," 1 June 2018 Except Rudy Giuliani who had been on TV a lot, announced two weeks ago the president had reimbursed Michael Cohen for the Stormy Daniels hush money payment. Fox News, "N.Y. Times' mea culpa on FBI probe," 21 May 2018 Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump reports apparent Daniels reimbursement in disclosure filing," 17 May 2018 Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani disclosed recently that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. Fortune, "Trump Faulted for Failing to Disclose Payment to Stormy Daniels," 16 May 2018 The president has denied the affair, but his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has said Trump reimbursed Cohen. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Cohen, touting his access to President Trump, convinced companies to pay millions," 9 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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The first known use of reimburse was in 1511

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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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