- to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred: The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire.
- to pay back; refund; repay.
Origin of reimburse
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1. recompense, remunerate, indemnify, redress, recoup.
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- (tr) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc)your fare will be reimbursed after your interview
C17: from re- + imburse, from Medieval Latin imbursāre to put in a moneybag, from bursa purse
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Word Origin and History for reimbursement
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