reimburse Definition

  • 1repay (a person who has spent or lost money)
  • 2compensate (someone) for an expense incurred or loss suffered

Using reimburse: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "reimburse" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company will reimburse you for your travel expenses.

  • Example

    I will reimburse you for the cost of the tickets.

  • Example

    He was reimbursed for the damage to his car.

  • Example

    The insurance company reimbursed her for the stolen jewelry.

reimburse Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for reimburse

Phrases with reimburse

  • fully reimburse

    to repay the entire amount of money that was spent or lost


    The company promised to fully reimburse all the employees for their expenses.

  • to repay only the actual amount of money that was spent, without any additional profit or fees


    The client requested that we reimburse them at cost for the materials used in the project.

  • reimburse for damages

    to compensate someone for losses or harm caused by another party


    The court ordered the defendant to reimburse the plaintiff for damages caused by their negligence.

Origins of reimburse

from Old French 'reimboursier', from Latin 're-' meaning 'back' + 'imburse', meaning 'put in a purse'


Summary: reimburse in Brief

'Reimburse' [ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs] means to repay or compensate someone for money spent or lost. It is often used in business or financial contexts, such as 'The company will reimburse you for your travel expenses.' 'Reimburse' can also be used in phrases like 'fully reimburse' and 'reimburse at cost,' which specify the terms of repayment.

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