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' .

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  • reimburse — re‧im‧burse [ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs ǁ ɜːrs] verb [transitive] formal FINANCE to pay money back to someone that they have spent because of their work: • Will your employer reimburse you? • Any expenses will be reimbur …   Financial and business terms

  • 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 — [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 — 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… …   English 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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