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Meaning of “reimburse” in the English Dictionary

"reimburse" in British English

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reimburseverb [T]

uk   /ˌriː.ɪmˈbɜːs/  us   /-ˈbɝːs/ formal
to ​pay back ​money to someone who has ​spent it for you or ​lost it because of you: The ​airline reimbursed me for the ​amount they had ​overcharged me. She was reimbursed by the ​gascompany for the ​damage to her ​house.
reimbursement
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
(Definition of reimburse from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reimburse" in American English

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reimburseverb [T]

 us   /ˌri·əmˈbɜrs/
to give back the ​amount of ​money that someone has ​spent: They’re going to reimburse me for the ​airfare.
(Definition of reimburse from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reimburse" in Business English

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reimburseverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs/
to ​pay someone back an ​amount of ​money that they have ​spent doing their ​work, or to ​pay them ​money because you have caused them to have a problem: We will reimburse all costs. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.reimburse sb for sth Your ​employer should reimburse you for any ​expensesincurred. Our ​company will reimburse you for the ​full extent of the ​damage.
reimbursement
noun [C or U] /ˌriːɪmˈbɜːsmənt/  us /-ˈbɝː-/
They're ​seeking reimbursement of all ​medicalbills.
(Definition of reimburse from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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