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

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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 The think tanks paid the speakers and were reimbursed by Mr. Broidy. New York Times, "How a Trump Ally Tested the Boundaries of Washington’s Influence Game," 13 Aug. 2019 However, the fire department expects to be reimbursed by the state and FEMA after sending five firefighters on three deployments to help with flooding near Harden, Ill. earlier this year. Genevieve Bookwalter, chicagotribune.com, "Proposed Evanston sales tax increase would put city on pace with Chicago, Skokie," 7 Aug. 2019 At its meeting on July 23, the Tolland Town Council voted unanimously to split the portable classroom part of the project off into its own project, which is 100 percent reimbursed by the state, via a separate grant. Steve Smith, courant.com, "Council Approves Split Of School Project," 25 July 2019 The Humble ISD Board of Trustees took one more step toward being reimbursed by FEMA for damages done to their facilities by Hurricane Harvey during their monthly meeting on July 24. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Humble ISD renews $1.2M contract to get Harvey reimbursement from FEMA, delays attendance zones for Elementary No. 29," 24 July 2019 But robotic surgeries cost hospitals more to provide and often are reimbursed by insurers at the same rate as for conventional laparoscopy, according to some experts. NBC News, "Hospitals are offering free hernia screenings, but do patients need them?," 23 July 2019 Authorizers are supposed to provide oversight, the costs of which are reimbursed by charter schools. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "With less charter money, large budget cuts are ahead for Dehesa School District," 28 June 2019 Beyond Housing, a local nonprofit, fronted the money and was reimbursed by the St. Louis County government, which receives funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Laura Kusisto, WSJ, "Home Buyers Get Government Help With Down Payments," 16 June 2019 The state anticipates that about 75% of that will be reimbursed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. USA TODAY, "Retired monkeys, freeze-dried blood, ‘Hidden Figures Way’: News from around our 50 states," 14 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
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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