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

 

reimburse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːrs//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reimburse
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːrs//
 
he / she / it reimburses
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːrsɪz//
 
past simple reimbursed
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːrst//
 
past participle reimbursed
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːrst//
 
-ing form reimbursing
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪmˈbɜːrsɪŋ//
 
 
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to pay back money to somebody which they have spent or lost reimburse something We will reimburse any expenses incurred. reimburse somebody (for something) You will be reimbursed for any loss or damage caused by our company. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from re- ‘back, again’ + obsolete imburse ‘put in a purse’, from medieval Latin imbursare, from in- ‘into’ + late Latin bursa ‘purse’.Extra examples Any costs that you incur will be reimbursed in full. His costs in recovering the lost suitcase were fully reimbursed. You will be reimbursed for your expenses. We will reimburse any expenses incurred while you are on company business.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reimburse