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reimburse Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb pay back for some expense incurred
    • Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?
  2. verb reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss

Re`im*burse" transitive verb
Pref. re- + imburse: cf. F. rembourser.
imperfect & past participle Reimbursed present participle & verbal noun Reimbursing
  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.

Webster 1913