Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms for reimburse on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), re·im·bursed, re·im·burs·ing. 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 1605–15; re-
to put into a purse, pay <
Medieval Latin imbursāre,
Latin im- im- 1
Medieval Latin -bursāre,
Related forms re·im·burs·a·ble, adjective re·im·burse·ment, noun re·im·burs·er, noun non·re·im·bursed, adjective non·re·im·burse·ment, noun un·re·im·burs·a·ble, adjective un·re·im·bursed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reimbursable (tr) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc) your fare will be reimbursed after your interview Derived Forms reimbursable, adjective reimbursement, noun reimburser, noun Word Origin
re- + imburse, from Medieval Latin imbursāre to put in a moneybag, from bursa purse
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Word Origin and History for reimbursable reimburse v.
re- "back" + imburse "to pay, enrich," literally "put in a purse" (c.1530), from Middle French embourser, from Old French em- "in" + borser "to get money," from borse "purse," from Medieval Latin bursa (see purse (n.)). Related: Reimbursed; reimbursing.
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