verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of refund1
verb (used with object)
- to meet (a matured debt structure) by new borrowing, especially through issuance of bonds.
- to replace (an old issue) with a new one.
Origin of refund2
Related Words for refundreimbursement, kickback, rebate, discount, compensation, repayment, allowance, payment, restitution, relinquish, adjust, reimburse, redeem, remit, repay, compensate, recoup, retribution, return, satisfaction
Examples from the Web for refund
Contemporary Examples of refund
The company would continue to refund these goodwill refunds.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks
December 19, 2014
Now, unsatisfied customers simply have to ask for a refund, and many do, though they are banned from RSD afterward.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
This refund—the largest in Russian history—was processed in a single day on Christmas Eve 2007.Moscow’s Long, Corrupt Money Trail
March 22, 2014
Hermitage filed another criminal complaint—this related to the refund.Fraud and the City: Russia’s Manhattan Money Laundering
September 16, 2013
American Express had agreed to refund at least $85 million to some 250,000 consumers and pay a penalty of $27.5 million.American Express Charges Backward, Laying Off 5,400
January 11, 2013
Historical Examples of refund
He must refund every pound of the public money that remains in his possession.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
We will refund your money promptly if you are not more than pleased with your investment.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
The collectors of the rent were disarmed, and obliged to refund what they had received.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745
And we should refund instantly, but at a great sacrifice, a ruinous sacrifice.Miss Mackenzie
That she should refund her dowry to her sons rather than leave it in my possession?The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
verb (rɪˈfʌnd) (tr)
Word Origin for refund
"to give back, restore," early 15c. (earlier "to pour back," late 14c.), from Old French refunder "restore" and directly from Latin refundere "give back, restore, return," literally "pour back, flow back," from re- "back" (see re-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Specifically of money from 1550s. Related: Refunded; refunding.
"a return of money paid," 1782, from refund (v.).