• WordNet 3.6
    • v reimburse reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
    • v reimburse pay back for some expense incurred "Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reimburse To make restoration or payment of an equivalent to (a person); to pay back to; to indemnify; -- often reflexive; as, to reimburse one's self by successful speculation.
    • Reimburse To replace in a treasury or purse, as an equivalent for what has been taken, lost, or expended; to refund; to pay back; to restore; as, to reimburse the expenses of a war.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reimburse To replace in a purse, treasury, or fund, as an equivalent for what has been taken, expended, or lost; pay back; restore; refund: as, to reimburse the expenses of a war.
    • reimburse To pay back to; repay to; indemnify.
    • reimburse Synonyms Remunerate, Recompense, etc. See indemnify.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reimburse rē-im-burs′ to refund: to pay an equivalent to for loss or expense
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. re-, + imburse,: cf. F. rembourser,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rembourserre-, back, embourser, to put in a purse—bourse, a purse.


In literature:

Yet, do me one last kindness, and let me reimburse you.
"One Wonderful Night" by Louis Tracy
You shall be reimbursed.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
A good many of them were reimbursed for their losses by Parliament.
"The War of Independence" by John Fiske
He said that I should soon be able to reimburse him.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
Afraid somebody won't reimburse them.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
However here is a copy of the order to reimburse Deacon Boutelle for the refreshment expenses.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, February, 1886." by Various
The school is then reimbursed for the expenditures it may have made.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
I can reimburse myself from the revenues of Black Hall.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Barnby, our manager, will apply for it, unless the rector can reimburse us.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
This copy has been deposited in our hands, and M. Le Normant has reimbursed the cost to M. Derosne.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
They contended, too, that he could reimburse himself from the products of the farm.
"McGill and its Story, 1821-1921" by Cyrus Macmillan
We've got to reimburse the girl somehow.
"The Comings of Cousin Ann" by Emma Speed Sampson
He had paid her unprincipled husband a large sum for his victim, and was determined to reimburse himself.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
We made the condition, that, against the reimbursement credit, the shipping documents were to be delivered.
"Bremen Cotton Exchange" by Andreas Wilhelm Cramer
We'll see that you're properly reimbursed.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
I will reimburse the poor and I will be a true Catharine to Henry.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
That Carter, if he recovered, could reimburse the skipper was never questioned.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
Garrisons were provided with stores by the quarter-master, the cost being reimbursed to him.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
And you haven't got it to reimburse it.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
The circus manager was obliged to reimburse, says the paper from which I extract the account.
"Jonathan and His Continent" by Max O'Rell

In news:

Authorized the sale Tuesday afternoon of bonds to reimburse the sewer department and for other expenses related to the city's acq.
The Republican party is hitting back against a report revealing that nearly $2,000 in party funds were spent to reimburse a trip to a topless nightclub.
Democratic state Senator Ophelia Ford, is opposed to legislation that would limit lawmakers' reimbursement for air travel inside Tennessee.
California was seeking to cut 10% from Medi- Cal reimbursements for doctors, dentists and other health providers, but advocates sued.
The financial impact of the storm on the town is yet to be determined, First Selectman Daniel Steward said, as bills are just beginning to come in and the town has to calculate its expenses for FEMA reimbursement.
A 9th Circuit appeals panel decides California can reduce its Medi-Cal reimbursements to doctors, pharmacies and others.
City to Reimburse Coffee Cart Owner.
Employer reimbursement didn't increase child support .
Participating chiropractors will see a 5 percent increase from the current reimbursement schedule.
Exec Comp Reimbursement Cap Passes US Senate in NDAA.
Could reimburse counsel fees at 'blended' fee rate.
Exec Comp Reimbursement Cap Passes US Senate in NDAA.
Reimbursements from Medicare would drop.
Next year's town budget is expected to raise the tax rate by 2 to 3 percent because of cost of living increases and uncertainty around reimbursement for expenditures related to Tropical Storm Irene.
State Representative Alvin Holmes of Montgomery accuses House Speaker Mike Hubbard of secretly reimbursing expenses for more than 40 trips house members took.

In science:

Example 4 (Delayed Effect) Let us assume that the action request reimbursement has a delayed effect (e.g., the increase by $50 of bank account after 30 time units).
Multi-valued Action Languages in CLP(FD)
Authors like Feldman (1997), Thomas et al. (2002) and Saporta (2006) defined the Credit scoring as the process of determining how likely a particular applicant is default with reimbursement.
Transfer Learning Using Logistic Regression in Credit Scoring
For the lender, the value of the assets must be higher than or equal to the debt, if he is to be reimbursed in the event of bankruptcy.
Credit derivatives: instruments of hedging and factors of instability. The example of ?Credit Default Swaps? on French reference entities
Although motivated by our goal to formalize the notions of use and purpose prevalently found in privacy policies, our work is more generally applicable to a broad range of policies, such as fiscal policies governing travel reimbursement.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
Finally, the patient’s insurance will only reimburse the costs associated with this consultation if a medical reason (purpose) exists for them.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
To show the generality of purposes, we consider an example involving travel reimbursement.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
Consider a Philadelphian who needs to go to New York City for a business meeting with his employer and is invited to give a lecture at a conference in Washington, D.C., with his travel expenses reimbursed by the conference.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
If the conference’s policy requires that reimbursed flights are only for the lecture, the auditor might deny reimbursement.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
However, the employer seems even less likely to reimburse the traveler for his flight to Washington since the flight is redundant for getting to New York.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies
While having the conference reimburse the traveler for his flight to Washington seems reasonable, the idea that they should also reimburse him for his flight to New York appears counterintuitive.
On the Semantics of Purpose Requirements in Privacy Policies