Reimburse meaning

rēĭm-bûrs
To reimburse is to repay someone money or to repay someone for a loss.

When someone buys you lunch for $10 and you later give him $10, this is an example of a situation where you reimburse him for lunch.

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To pay back or compensate (another party) for money spent or losses incurred.
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To pay back (money spent)
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To repay or compensate (a person) for expenses, damages, losses, etc.
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To compensate with payment; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.

The company will reimburse your expenses for the business trip.

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To repay (money spent); refund.
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Origin of reimburse

  • re– imburse to put in a purse, pay (from French embourser) (from Old French) (en- in) (from Latin in- in–2) (borser to get money) (from borse purse) (from Late Latin bursa bag bursa)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1610s, re- (“back") +"Ž imburse (“pay") (imburse (literally “put in a purse"), circa 1530, now obsolete), from Middle French embourser, from Old French en- (“in") + borser (“to get money"), from borse (“purse"), from Medieval Latin bursa (English purse).

    From Wiktionary