reimburse

verb re·im·burse \ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs \

Definition of reimburse

reimbursed; reimbursing
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

reimbursable

play \-ˈbər-sə-bəl\ adjective

reimbursement

play \-ˈbərs-mənt\ noun

Examples of reimburse in a Sentence

  1. make sure you keep your receipts so we can reimburse you for your expenses

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Origin and Etymology of 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

reimburse Synonyms

Synonym Discussion of reimburse

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

REIMBURSE Defined for English Language Learners

reimburse

verb

Definition of reimburse for English Language Learners

  • : to pay someone an amount of money equal to an amount that person has spent


REIMBURSE Defined for Kids

reimburse

verb re·im·burse \ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs \

Definition of reimburse for Students

reimbursed; reimbursing
:to pay back :repay

reimbursement

\-mənt\ noun

Law Dictionary

reimburse

transitive verb re·im·burse \ ˌrē-əm-ˈbərs \

legal Definition of reimburse

reimbursed; reimbursing
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

reimbursement

noun


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