Imburse vs Disburse - What's the difference?

imburse | disburse |


As verbs the difference between imburse and disburse

is that imburse is (obsolete) to supply or stock with money while disburse is (finance) to pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury.

imburse

English

Verb

(imburs)
  • (obsolete) To supply or stock with money.
  • disburse

    English

    Verb

    (disburs)
  • (finance) To pay out, expend; usually from a public fund or treasury.
  • Usage notes

    * Do not confuse with the scattering word disperse, despite similarity.

    Synonyms

    (to pay out) shell out (informal), cough up (informal), fork out (informal), fork over (informal)

    Derived terms

    * disbursement