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refund

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

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Other definitions for refund (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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How to use refund in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for refund (1 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

British Dictionary definitions for refund (2 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
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