[ ree-im-burs ]
/ ˌri ɪmˈbɜrs /
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verb (used with object), re·im·bursed, re·im·burs·ing.
OTHER WORDS FOR reimburse
1 recompense, remunerate, indemnify, recoup; redress.
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Origin of reimburse
OTHER WORDS FROM reimburse
re·im·burs·a·ble, adjectivere·im·burse·ment, nounre·im·burs·er, nounnon·re·im·bursed, adjective
un·re·im·burs·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·im·bursed, adjective
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How to use reimburse in a sentence
Assuming 2017 prices and attendance, that would have meant about $2 million in gross bookings revenue a night that Airbnb will have to reimburse.By clamping down on DC rioters, Airbnb is finally acting like it owns the place|Rani Molla|January 15, 2021|Vox
Airbnb says customers whose reservations are canceled will be refunded in full, and hosts will be reimbursed by the company.Airbnb is canceling reservations in DC during inauguration week|Michelle Cheng|January 13, 2021|Quartz
A representative also declined to comment on whether hosts will be reimbursed for the income they lose to the cancellations the company has promised.Airbnb hosts are trying to turn away inauguration rioters. One listing added a photo of Michelle Obama.|Ashley Fetters|January 12, 2021|Washington Post
Its Child Care Fund Unit reimburses counties half the cost of eligible placements and services for those involved with juvenile court.Judges Are Locking Up Children for Noncriminal Offenses Like Repeatedly Disobeying Their Parents and Skipping School|by Jodi S. Cohen and Duaa Eldeib|December 22, 2020|ProPublica
In most cases, the cost of processing the sample in the lab is reimbursed by insurance or government.How do home tests for coronavirus work? Where can I get one?|William Wan|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for reimburse
/ (ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs) /
(tr) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc)your fare will be reimbursed after your interview
Derived forms of reimbursereimbursable, 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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