Re·im·burse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reimbursed p. pr. & vb. n. Reimbursing.]
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.
v 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]