refund

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[ verb ri-fuhnd, ree-fuhnd; noun ree-fuhnd ]
/ verb rɪˈfʌnd, ˈri fʌnd; noun ˈri fʌnd /

verb (used with object)

to give back or restore (especially money); repay.
to make repayment to; reimburse.

verb (used without object)

to make repayment.

noun

an act or instance of refunding.
an amount refunded.

Origin of refund

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1350–1400; Middle English refunden (v.) < Latin refundere to pour back, equivalent to re- re- + fundere to pour; see found3

OTHER WORDS FROM refund

Definition for re-fund (2 of 2)

refund2
[ ree-fuhnd ]
/ riˈfʌnd /

verb (used with object)

to fund anew.
Finance.
  1. to meet (a matured debt structure) by new borrowing, especially through issuance of bonds.
  2. to replace (an old issue) with a new one.

Origin of refund

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First recorded in 1855–60; re- + fund
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British Dictionary definitions for re-fund (1 of 2)

re-fund
/ (riːˈfʌnd) /

verb (tr) finance

to discharge (an old or matured debt) by new borrowing, as by a new bond issue
to replace (an existing bond issue) with a new one

Word Origin for re-fund

C20: from re- + fund

British Dictionary definitions for re-fund (2 of 2)

refund

verb (rɪˈfʌnd) (tr)

to give back (money), as when an article purchased is unsatisfactory
to reimburse (a person)

noun (ˈriːˌfʌnd)

return of money to a purchaser or the amount so returned

Derived forms of refund

refundable, adjectiverefunder, noun

Word Origin for refund

C14: from Latin refundere to pour back, from re- + fundere to pour
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