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

 

refund

 verb
verbVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refund
BrE BrE//rɪˈfʌnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfʌnd//
 
he / she / it refunds
BrE BrE//rɪˈfʌndz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfʌndz//
 
past simple refunded
BrE BrE//rɪˈfʌndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfʌndɪd//
 
past participle refunded
BrE BrE//rɪˈfʌndɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfʌndɪd//
 
-ing form refunding
BrE BrE//rɪˈfʌndɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfʌndɪŋ//
 
 
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BrE BrE//rɪˈfʌnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈfʌnd//
 
to give somebody their money back, especially because they have paid too much or because they are not satisfied with something they bought synonym reimburse refund something Tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded. Your money will be refunded in full. refund something to somebody We will refund your money to you in full if you are not entirely satisfied. If you are not satisfied with the goods, the price will be refunded to you. refund somebody something We will refund you your money in full. More Like This Pronunciation changes by part of speech abuse, alternate, advocate, approximate, contract, converse, convict, decrease, delegate, discount, duplicate, estimate, export, extract, graduate, import, intimate, moderate, object, permit, present, protest, record, refund, refuse, subject, suspect, survey, torment, upgradeSee worksheet.
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.
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