Simple Definition of prorate
: to calculate (something) according to the specific amount that someone has done, used, etc.
Full Definition of prorate
: to divide, distribute, or assess proportionately
: to make a pro rata distribution
Examples of prorate in a sentence
The player's annual salary was prorated because he only played for the last three months of the season.
<shares in the company's profits were prorated according to the workers' length of service>
Origin of prorate
First Known Use: 1860
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