AskDefine | Define reimburse

Dictionary Definition



1 pay back for some expense incurred; "Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?"
2 reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss [syn: recoup]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To compensate with pay or money; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.
    The company will reimburse your expenses for the business trip.


Extensive Definition

Reimbursement is the act of compensating someone for an expense. Often, a person is reimbursed for expenses when the person incurs those expenses through employment or in carrying out duties for another party. Common examples are firms compensating individuals who buy supplies for their companies, or firms compensating employees on field or out-of-town assignments who pay for their stay and transportation.
reimburse in German: Aufwendungsersatz

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

atone, balance, compensate, give satisfaction, indemnify, kick back, make amends, make good, make reparation, make restitution, make up for, make up to, offset, pay, pay back, pay damages, pay in kind, quit, recompense, recoup, recover, redress, refund, remunerate, repay, requite, square
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