prorate

verb pro·rate \ (ˌ)prō-ˈrāt , ˈprō-ˌ \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of prorate

prorated; prorating
transitive verb
: to divide, distribute, or assess proportionately
intransitive verb
: to make a pro rata distribution

proration

play \prō-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Examples of prorate in a Sentence

  1. The player's annual salary was prorated because he only played for the last three months of the season.

  2. shares in the company's profits were prorated according to the workers' length of service

Recent Examples of prorate from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of prorate

pro rata


PRORATE Defined for English Language Learners

prorate

verb

Definition of prorate for English Language Learners

  • : to calculate (something) according to the specific amount that someone has done, used, etc.



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