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 reimburse (audio) \ adjective
reimbursement \ ˌrē-​əm-​ˈbərs-​mənt How to pronounce reimburse (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for reimburse

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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 Tuesday’s meeting would’ve allowed council members to consider authorizing the city manager to use that money to reimburse the city for public-safety costs. Tyler Carter, Dallas News, "DeSoto City Council fails to reach quorum at meeting on CARES Act funding," 29 Dec. 2020 Eleven months ago, City Attorney Mara Elliott filed a 94-page lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court looking to get a judge to make SDG&E reimburse the city $35.6 million. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego City Council votes Wednesday on extension of franchise agreement with SDG&E," 28 Dec. 2020 The Berea court will have to reimburse the city, but Morris indicated the court likely will operate at a deficit for the next two or three years. Beth Mlady, cleveland, "Shortfall in Berea Municipal Court budget deemed ‘a pretty big deal’," 24 Dec. 2020 Often, a therapist will provide the client with a receipt, or superbill, to send to the insurance company, which will reimburse a percentage directly to the client. Ada Tseng, Los Angeles Times, "How to find a therapist who is right for you," 23 Dec. 2020 Beshear’s Labor Cabinet said that during the pandemic, the federal government has let states provide relief to employers that reimburse the state 100% on employment claims paid on their behalf, bringing their share down to 50%. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Seaweed surplus, vaccine dose reductions, DC gets help: News from around our 50 states," 21 Dec. 2020 Most health insurers have set up payment mechanisms based on Medicare’s approach to reimburse for the service. Scott Gottlieb And Mark Mcclellan, WSJ, "Why Are Covid Antibody Drugs Sitting on Shelves?," 20 Dec. 2020 Sony announced late Thursday that is offering to fully reimburse people who bought the game through its PlayStation store. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Sony yanks Cyberpunk 2077 from Playstation store after outcry," 18 Dec. 2020 Despite multiple attempts over the past four years, Congress has yet to reimburse the city for the $7.3 million excess in inaugural spending. Washington Post, "D.C. says it needs $45 million from Congress to host inauguration after protests drained funds," 15 Dec. 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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27 Jan 2021

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“Reimburse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reimburse. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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