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Meaning of REIMBURSE

Pronunciation:  `reeim'burs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
  2. [v]  pay back for some expense incurred; "Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?"
 

REIMBURSE is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: recoup
 
 See Also: compensate, give back, recompense, refund, remunerate, repay, return

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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 refund; to pay
   back; to restore; as, to reimburse the expenses of a war.

2. To make restoration or payment of an equivalent to (a
   person); to pay back to; to indemnify; -- often reflexive;
   as, to reimburse one's self by successful speculation.
   --Paley.

 

 

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