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reimburse

[ ree-im-burs ]
/ 藢ri 瑟m藞b蓽rs /
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verb (used with object), re路im路bursed, re路im路burs路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.
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Origin of reimburse

First recorded in 1605鈥15; re- + obsolete imburse 鈥渢o put into a purse, pay,鈥 from Medieval Latin imburs膩re, equivalent to Latin im- im-1 + Medieval Latin -burs膩re, derivative of bursa 鈥渂ag鈥 (see purse)

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British Dictionary definitions for reimburse

reimburse
/ (藢ri藧瑟m藞b蓽藧s) /

verb
(tr) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc)your fare will be reimbursed after your interview

Derived forms of reimburse

reimbursable, adjectivereimbursement, nounreimburser, noun

Word Origin for reimburse

C17: from re- + imburse, from Medieval Latin imburs膩re to put in a moneybag, from bursa purse
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