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Definition of refund noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈriːfʌnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈriːfʌnd//
 
a sum of money that is paid back to you, especially because you paid too much or because you returned goods to a shop/store a tax refund to claim/demand/receive a refund If there is a delay of 12 hours or more, you will receive a full refund of the price of your trip. Wordfinderbuy, discount, loyalty card, purchase, receipt, reduction, refund, short-change, store card, voucher CollocationsShoppingShopping go/​go out/​be out shopping go to (especially British English) the shops/(especially North American English) a store/(especially North American English) the mall do (British English) the shopping/(especially North American English) the grocery shopping/​a bit of window-shopping (North American English, informal) hit/​hang out at the mall try on clothes/​shoes indulge in some retail therapy go on a spending spree cut/​cut back on/​reduce your spending be/​get caught shoplifting donate something to/​take something to/​find something in (British English) a charity shop/(North American English) a thrift store buy/​sell/​find something at (British English) a car boot sale/(British English) a jumble sale/​a garage sale/(North American English) a yard sale find/​get/​pick up a bargainAt the shop/​store load/​push/​wheel (British English) a trolley/(North American English) a cart stand in/​wait in (British English) the checkout queue/(North American English) the checkout line (North American English) stand in line/ (British English) queue at the checkout bag (especially North American English) (your) groceries pack (away) (especially British English) your shopping stack/​stock/​restock the shelves at a store (with something) be (found) on/​appear on supermarket/​shop/​store shelves be in/​have in/​be out of/​run out of stock deal with/​help/​serve customers run a special promotion be on special offerBuying goods make/​complete a purchase buy/​purchase something online/​by mail order make/​place/​take an order for something buy/​order something in bulk/​in advance accept/​take credit cards pay (in) cash/​by (credit/​debit) card/(British English) with a gift voucher/(North American English) with a gift certificate enter your PIN number ask for/​get/​obtain a receipt return/​exchange an item/​a product be entitled to/​ask for/​demand a refund compare prices offer (somebody)/give (somebody)/get/​receive a 30% discount See related entries: Cost and payment
Word Origin late Middle English (in the senses ‘pour back’ and ‘restore’): from Old French refonder or Latin refundere, from re- ‘back’ + fundere ‘pour’, later associated with the verb fund. The noun dates from the mid 19th cent.Extra examples She received a refund on the unused tickets. There will be no refund for cancellations made within 10 working days of the conference. They’ll only give you a refund if you have the receipt. You’re entitled to a full refund if you change your mind. You’re entitled to a full refund should you be unsatisfied with the quality of our goods. a full refund of the registration fee refunds to 10 000 customers across the country
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