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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The district also agreed to reimburse Zehren for her attorney's fees in the amount of $15,000 by no later than Dec. 31, 2019. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shorewood Intermediate School teacher accused of racism has 'reluctantly' decided to retire from the district," 2 Aug. 2019 The administration has reversed another Obama-era policy to allow employers to make tax-free contributions to reimburse workers who purchase policies in the individual market. Brian Blase, National Review, "New Insurance Numbers Show the Importance of the Trump Administration’s Health-Care Reforms," 11 Sep. 2019 Food company Mondelez International and pharmaceutical company Merck sued insurers last year in state courts after the carriers refused to reimburse costs associated with damage from NotPetya malware. Ars Technica, "The Extortion Economy: Insurance companies and the rise in ransomware attacks," 27 Aug. 2019 In return for the counties holding these offenders in their jails or finding alternatives to jail, the state was to reimburse counties for the supervision expenses. oregonlive.com, "Multnomah County officials sound alarm on inadequate state funding for jail deputies, probation officers," 27 Aug. 2019 Food company Mondelez International and pharmaceutical company Merck sued insurers last year in state courts after the carriers refused to reimburse costs associated with damage from NotPetya malware. Renee Dudley, ProPublica, "The Extortion Economy: How Insurance Companies Are Fueling a Rise in Ransomware Attacks," 27 Aug. 2019 The city set aside $700,000 for the project three years ago, and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority is expected to reimburse the city up to $490,000 through a grant program. Maggie Angst, The Mercury News, "After decades, Menlo Park’s Caltrain tunnel project is finally taking shape," 22 Aug. 2019 Prosecutors said Trump’s business then reimbursed Cohen for his payment to Daniels, added another $130,000 to pay for Cohen’s taxes and another $60,000 as a bonus. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "FBI tied Donald Trump and top aides to 2016 effort to silence a porn star, new court files show," 18 July 2019 The company also reimbursed Mr. Block for his tax bill on the items, adding nearly $218,000 to his pay, according to its proxy. Charlie Mcgee, WSJ, "Strong Returns Lift Pay for Software CEOs," 17 June 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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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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