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ˌri ɪmˈbɜrsre·im·burse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reimburse(verb)

    pay back for some expense incurred

    "Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?"

  2. recoup, reimburse(verb)

    reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss


  1. reimburse(Verb)

    To compensate with pay or money; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.

    The company will reimburse your expenses for the business trip.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reimburse(verb)

    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. Reimburse(verb)

    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

  3. Origin: [Pref. re- + imburse: cf. F. rembourser.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reimburse

    rē-im-burs′, v.t. to refund: to pay an equivalent to for loss or expense.—adj. Reimburs′able, capable of being repaid: intended to be repaid.—ns. Reimburse′ment, act of reimbursing; Reimburs′er, one who reimburses. [Fr. rembourserre-, back, embourser, to put in a purse—bourse, a purse.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reimburse in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reimburse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of reimburse in a Sentence

  1. Kate Brown:

    We will be asking federal officials to reimburse the state for these costs.

  2. Cyd Courchesne:

    If I was working for any other company, and I was their medical director, I would say do not reimburse, we do not have enough information right now.

  3. Emmanuel Ballah:

    We reach out to survivors who would not have been motivated to come on their own and reimburse their travel costs, as many would otherwise not be able to afford the journey, oNE VOICE, ONE SPIRIT.

  4. Elijah Cummings:

    President Trump was required by law to report that he 'funneled' money through Michael Cohen to reimburse a secret payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, but he concealed these payments, and we still do not know why.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I don't feel like waiting a year or year and a half. We're going to start building. Mexico, in some form and there are many different forms, will reimburse us and they will reimburse us for the cost of the wall. That will happen. Whether it's a tax or whether it's a payment.

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