Reconcile vs Reimburse - What's the difference?

reconcile | reimburse |


As verbs the difference between reconcile and reimburse

is that reconcile is to restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony while reimburse is to compensate with payment; especially, to repay money spent on one's behalf.

reconcile

English

(reconciliation)

Verb

(reconcil)
  • To restore a friendly relationship; to bring back to harmony.
  • to reconcile people who have quarrelled
  • To make things compatible or consistent.
  • to reconcile differences
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Some figures monstrous and misshaped appear, / Considered singly, or beheld too near; / Which, but proportioned to their light or place, / Due distance reconciles to form and grace.
  • * John Locke
  • The great men among the ancients understood how to reconcile manual labour with affairs of state.
  • To make the net difference in credits and debits of a financial account agree with the balance.
  • Derived terms

    * reconciliation

    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