Reimburse

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reimburse

1. 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.

2. 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.

Origin: Pref. Re- _ imburse: cf. F. Rembourser.