prorate

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verb pro·rate \(ˌ)prō-ˈrāt, ˈprō-ˌ\

Definition of prorate

prorated

prorating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to divide, distribute, or assess proportionately

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of prorate

pro rata


First Known Use: 1860


PRORATE Defined for English Language Learners

prorate

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verb pro·rate \(ˌ)prō-ˈrāt, ˈprō-ˌ\

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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