reimburse

[ ree-im-burs ]
/ ˌri ɪmˈbɜrs /

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- + obsolete imburse to put into a purse, pay < Medieval Latin imbursāre, equivalent to Latin im- im-1 + Medieval Latin -bursāre, derivative of bursa purse, bag

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for reimbursement

reimburse

/ (ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs) /

verb

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

Derived Forms

reimbursable, adjectivereimbursement, nounreimburser, noun

Word Origin for reimburse

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