Definition of reimburse in English:


Line breaks: re|im¦burse
Pronunciation: /ˌriːɪmˈbəːs


[with object]
1Repay (a person who has spent or lost money): the investors should be reimbursed for their losses
More example sentences
  • If the firm discovers that you're eligible for a refund, it must reimburse you with cash, not services or discounts.
  • Tenants must also be reimbursed for any expenditure on repairs.
  • If the seller already has paid taxes beyond that date, you must reimburse them.
compensate, recompense, refund, repay, square accounts with, settle up with
1.1Repay (a sum of money that has been spent or lost): your expenses will be reimbursed
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  • The cost of the service is not reimbursed by health insurance.
  • Unlicensed drugs are not specified in the database because they are not automatically reimbursed by insurance.
  • Patients are made aware that the service is unlikely to be reimbursed by insurance.
repay, refund, return, pay back, give back, restore, replace, make good


early 17th century: from re- 'back, again' + obsolete imburse 'put in a purse', from medieval Latin imbursare, from in- 'into' + late Latin bursa 'purse'.



More example sentences
  • They have created a cartel in which chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery are the only allowable and reimbursable therapies.
  • We're also actively trying to help shape a health care environment that provides progressive and reimbursable practice opportunities for all our graduates, regardless of practice site.
  • I have not made another copy of all the back-up material to the invoice relative to consultant fees and reimbursable expenses since you have already have all the information in your file.


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  • Donors are admitted as private patients, but receive no payment except reimbursement of travel expenses and loss of earnings.
  • Airline customers will be entitled to reimbursement of the price of a ticket if a flight is delayed for more than five hours.
  • He also could take the case before the Court of Federal Claims to seek reimbursement for the withheld wages.

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