reimburse

reimburse
UK [ˌriːɪmˈbɜː(r)s] / US [ˌrɪɪmˈbɜrs] verb [transitive]
Word forms "reimburse":
present tense I/you/we/they reimburse he/she/it reimburses present participle reimbursing past tense reimbursed past participle reimbursed
to give someone the same amount of money that they have spent, for example on something connected with their work

The company will reimburse you for your travelling expenses.

We will reimburse any further costs you incur.


Derived words:
reimbursable
adjective
reimbursement
noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "reimbursement":
singular reimbursement plural reimbursements

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  • reimburse — re·im·burse /ˌrē əm bərs/ vt bursed, burs·ing 1: to pay back (a sum lost or expended) to someone will reimburse the court costs 2: to make restoration or payment of an equivalent to reimburse the employee for travel expenses re·im·burse·ment n …   Law dictionary

  • Reimburse — Re im*burse ( b?rs ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reimbursed} ( b?rst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Reimbursing}.] [Pref. re + imburse: cf. F. rembourser.] 1. To replace in a treasury or purse, as an equivalent for what has been taken, lost, or expended; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reimburse — (v.) 1610s, from RE (Cf. re ) back + imburse to pay, enrich, lit. put in a purse (c.1530), from M.Fr. embourser, from O.Fr. em in + borser to get money, from borse purse, from M.L. bursa (see PURSE …   Etymology dictionary

  • reimburse — indemnify, repay, recompense, compensate, remunerate, satisfy, *pay Analogous words: recoup, *recover: *compensate, balance, offset …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reimburse — [v] pay back something owed balance, compensate, indemnify, make reparations, make up for, offset, pay, recompense, recover, refund, remunerate, repay, requite, restore, return, square, square up; concept 341 Ant. take …   New thesaurus

  • reimburse — ► VERB ▪ repay (money) to (a person who has spent or lost it). DERIVATIVES reimbursable adjective reimbursement noun. ORIGIN from obsolete imburse «put in a purse», from Latin bursa purse …   English terms dictionary

  • reimburse — [rē΄im bʉrs′] vt. reimbursed, reimbursing [ RE + archaic imburse, to pay, after Fr rembourser < re , again + embourser, to pay < en , in + bourse,PURSE] 1. to pay back (money spent) 2. to repay or compensate (a person) for expenses, damages …   English World dictionary

  • reimburse — v. 1) to reimburse amply, fully, generously 2) (rare) (B) all expenses will be reimbursed to you 3) (D; tr.) to reimburse for (you will be reimbursed for all expenses) * * * [ˌriːɪm bɜːs] fully generously (rare) (B) all expenses will be… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reimburse — [[t]ri͟ːɪmbɜ͟ː(r)s[/t]] reimburses, reimbursing, reimbursed VERB If you reimburse someone for something, you pay them back the money that they have spent or lost because of it. [FORMAL] [V n for n] I ll be happy to reimburse you for any expenses… …   English dictionary

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