verb (used with object), re·im·bursed, re·im·burs·ing.
Origin of reimburse
Examples from the Web for reimburse
He ordered his secretary to reimburse the fees and will issue a correction to his political funds reports.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors|Jake Adelstein|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nelson told Politico that he has already returned $500,000 to the group—and said he may reimburse it for more.
She promised to increase taxes on poor people and said Iraq should reimburse the United States for the cost of “liberating” it.
CBS has agreed to reimburse the EPA for cleanup at Lemon Lane, the Bennett Stone Quarry, and Neal's Landfill.
The full battery of tests to get a diagnosis costs about $2,000, which insurance companies often do not reimburse.
Now he asked hopefully if he could reimburse the owners of the ship he'd captured off Walden.The Pirates of Ersatz|Murray Leinster
It may be fairly asked, in what manner a person so situated is to reimburse himself?A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis|Patrick Colquhoun
The reporter was discharged, of course, but that did not repair the damage or reimburse the paper.News Writing|M. Lyle Spencer
I'm going with you and I'll reimburse him for the four thousand, to let the check go through.The Fifth Ace|Douglas Grant
And I must intreat you to send me either a note of their amount, or the bills, that I may be enabled to reimburse you.
British Dictionary definitions for reimburse
Word Origin for reimburse
Word Origin and History for reimburse
1610s, from 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.