1610s, re- + imburse (imburse, circa 1530, now obsolete), from Middle French embourser, from Old French en- ("in") + borser ("to get money"), from borse ("purse"), from Medieval Latin bursa (English purse). Verb

reimburse (reimburses, present participle reimbursing; past and past participle reimbursed)

  1. To compensate with payment; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.
    Synonyms: imburse
    The company will reimburse you for your expenses for the business trip.
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