verb (used with object), reimbursed, reimbursing.
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.

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

reimbursable, adjective
reimbursement, noun
reimburser, noun
nonreimbursed, adjective
nonreimbursement, noun
unreimbursable, adjective
unreimbursed, adjective

1. recompense, remunerate, indemnify, redress, recoup. Unabridged
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reimburse (ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs)
(tr) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc): your fare will be reimbursed after your interview
[C17: from re- + imburse, from Medieval Latin imbursāre to put in a moneybag, from bursapurse]

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Word Origin & History

1611, from 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).
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Example sentences
To top it off, they never reimbursed me for my expenses.
If you're being reimbursed, it's not costing you anything.
Students will be reimbursed in full, and the university has said it will give
  emergency loans to those who need them.
What is more, they are travelling on their own dime, hoping they will be
  reimbursed when the shutdown ends.
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