There are 2 definitions of refund in English:

refund1

Line breaks: re¦fund

verb

Pronunciation: /rɪˈfʌnd
 
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[with object]
  • 1Pay back (money), typically to a customer who is not satisfied with goods or services bought: if you’re not delighted with your purchase, we guarantee to refund your money in full
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    • From a legal perspective, it is revealing that Apple has decided to refund money to customers who paid for the repair.
    • The only thing we could do was apologise and refund customers' money.
    • Mrs Seddon, a secretary, and her husband, a retired headmaster, have been told P & O is refunding every passenger's fare and giving 25 per cent compensation to be used towards another cruise with the company.
    Synonyms
    repay, give back, return, pay back, restore; replace, make goodreimburse, compensate, recompense, square accounts with, settle up with, make restitution/amends to, recoup, remunerate, indemnify
  • 1.1Pay back money to: I’ll refund you for the apples and any other damage
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    • In some cases, it was claimed that customers were not refunded the difference when the substitutes cost less.
    • The promoter indicated via the media that ticket holders would be refunded their money.
    • Greater transparency is being sought to convince farmers that they are being properly refunded for the VAT paid on inputs.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈriːfʌnd
 
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Derivatives

refundable

Pronunciation: /rɪˈfʌndəb(ə)l/
adjective
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  • A deposit of €10 per child, non refundable is required.
  • Capital contributions may - or may not - be refundable and may be forfeited if the policyholder cancels or does not renew the insurance.
  • This payment is not refundable if the CDs don't sell.

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 century.

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There are 2 definitions of refund in English:

refund2

Syllabification: re·fund
Pronunciation: /rēˈfənd, ˈrē-/

Entry from US English dictionary

verb

  • Fund (a debt, etc.) again.

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