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reimburse

re·im·burse

reimburse

 
 
pronunciation:
ri ihm buhrs
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reimbursed, reimburses, reimbursing
definition 1: to pay back for (expenses or losses incurred).
The company will reimburse your air fare and other travel expenses.
synonyms:
refund, remunerate, repay
similar words:
pay, redress, remit
definition 2: to pay back to (someone who incurred expense or loss).
The bank finally reimbursed me for the erroneous fees charged to my account.
synonyms:
compensate, recompense, remunerate, repay
similar words:
pay, redress, reward
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derivations: reimbursable (adj.), reimbursement (n.)