Definition of prorate
: to divide, distribute, or assess proportionately
: to make a pro rata distribution
prorationplay \prō-ˈrā-shən\ noun
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
Recent Examples of prorate from the Web
Initially, Comcast would only prorate the billing change to today's date.
That fine, however, was prorated to $80 as he was paid $8,800 after signing on the last day of the season.
The company charges a flat rate of $80 per hour, and prorates partial hours.
H&R Block said Cobb would continue to receive his pay through July and any earned bonuses prorated for this year.
For the past five years, school districts have suffered prorated General State Aid.
That fine, which was prorated off his $8,800 salary (also so low because signed on the final day of the regular season), was just $80.
HB 4507: Allow liquor licensing and transfer fees to be prorated quarterly.
How will utilities be prorated or is the electrical separately metered?
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Origin and Etymology of prorate
First Known Use: 1858See Words from the same year
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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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