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reimburse

[ree-im-burs] /ˌri ɪmˈbɜrs/
verb (used with object), reimbursed, reimbursing.
1.
to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred:
The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire.
2.
to pay back; refund; repay.
Origin
1605-1615
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
reimbursable, adjective
reimbursement, noun
reimburser, noun
nonreimbursed, adjective
nonreimbursement, noun
unreimbursable, adjective
unreimbursed, adjective
Synonyms
1. recompense, remunerate, indemnify, redress, recoup.
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Examples for reimbursable
  • To answer that question you need to know if you are a reimbursable or contributory employer.
  • The school serves reimbursable breakfasts as it normally does.
British Dictionary definitions for reimbursable

reimburse

/ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs/
verb
1.
(transitive) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc) your fare will be reimbursed after your interview
Derived Forms
reimbursable, adjective
reimbursement, noun
reimburser, noun
Word Origin
C17: from re- + imburse, from Medieval Latin imbursāre to put in a moneybag, from bursapurse
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Word Origin and History for reimbursable

reimburse

v.

1610s, from re- "back" + imburse "to pay, enrich," literally "put in a purse" (c.1530), from Middle French embourser, from Old French em- "in" + borser "to get money," from borse "purse," from Medieval Latin bursa (see purse (n.)). Related: Reimbursed; reimbursing.

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