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reimburse

verb [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 gas company for the damage to her house.
reimbursement
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
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