AskDefine | Define refund

Dictionary Definition



1 money returned to a payer
2 the act of returning money received previously [syn: repayment] v : pay back; "Please refund me my money" [syn: return, repay, give back]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • (verb): rĭfŭnd', /rɪˈfʌnd/, /rI"fVnd/
  • (noun): rē'fŭnd', /ˈriːfʌnd/, /"rI:fVnd/
  • Rhymes: -ʌnd


  1. To return (money) to (someone).
    If you find this computer for sale anywhere at a lower price, we'll refund you the difference.


To return (money) to (someone)


  1. An amount of money returned.
    If the camera is faulty, you can return it to the store where you bought it for a refund.


An amount of money returned

Extensive Definition

A money back guarantee is essentially a simple guarantee that, if a buyer is not satisfied with a product or service, a refund will be made.
The money back guarantee was a major tool of early U.S. mail order sales pioneers in the United States such as Richard Sears and Powel Crosley Jr. to win the confidence of consumers.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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