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refund (v.)

early 15c., refounden, refunden, "to pass on, transmit;" also "to return" (earlier "to pour back," late 14c.); from Old French refunder, refounder, refondre "restore" and directly from Latin refundere "give back, restore, return," literally "pour back, flow back," from re- "back" (see re-) + fundere "to pour" (from nasalized form of PIE root *gheu- "to pour").

Century Dictionary speculates that Old French refounder in the sense "restore" was confused with refonder, refunder, "re-establish, rebuild, restore ("refound"). In some senses also influenced by fund (n.). Specifically as "to resupply with money" from 1550s. Related: Refunded; refunding.

refund (n.)

"a repayment, return of money paid," 1782, from refund (v.).

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Definitions of refund from WordNet
1
refund (n.)
money returned to a payer;
refund (n.)
the act of returning money received previously;
Synonyms: repayment
2
refund (v.)
pay back;
Please refund me my money
Synonyms: return / repay / give back
From wordnet.princeton.edu