Claim vs Reimburse - What's the difference?

claim | reimburse |


As a noun claim

is claim.

As a verb reimburse is

to compensate with payment; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

claim

English

Alternative forms

* claym (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A demand of ownership made for something (e.g. claim ownership, claim victory).
  • A new statement of truth made about something, usually when the statement has yet to be verified.
  • A demand of ownership for previously unowned land (e.g. in the gold rush, oil rush)
  • (legal) A legal demand for compensation or damages.
  • Usage notes

    * Demand ownership of land not previously owned. One usually stakes a claim. * The legal sense. One usually makes a claim. See

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To demand ownership of.
  • To state a new fact, typically without providing evidence to prove it is true.
  • To demand ownership or right to use for land.
  • (legal) To demand compensation or damages through the courts.
  • To be entitled to anything; to deduce a right or title; to have a claim.
  • * John Locke
  • We must know how the first ruler, from whom anyone claims , came by his authority.
  • To proclaim.
  • (Spenser)
  • To call or name.
  • (Spenser)

    Anagrams

    * English reporting verbs ----

    reimburse

    English

    Verb

    (reimburs)
  • To compensate with payment; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.
  • The company will reimburse your expenses for the business trip.

    Derived terms

    * reimbursable * reimbursement * reimburser

    Hypernyms

    * compensate, pay