rebate

verb
re·bate | \ ˈrē-ˌbāt , ri-ˈbāt \
rebated; rebating

Definition of rebate 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to reduce the force or activity of : diminish

2 : to reduce the sharpness of : blunt

3a : to make a rebate of

b : to give a rebate to

rebate

noun
re·bate | \ ˈrē-ˌbāt \

Definition of rebate (Entry 2 of 3)

: a return of a part of a payment

rebate

re·bate | \ ˈra-bət , ˈrē-ˌbāt \

Definition of rebate (Entry 3 of 3)

chiefly British spelling of

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Other words from rebate

Verb

rebater noun

Examples of rebate in a Sentence

Noun

There is a $50 rebate offered with the printer.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Azar, after all, is the consummate insider who understands pricing and rebates all too well. Ed Silverman, STAT, "He can shame Pfizer and others, but Trump doesn’t have a practical way to lower drug prices," 9 July 2018 Some of the start-ups promise rebates to buyers, however. Hudson Sangree, sacbee, "Do you need to pay all that money to a real estate agent? Upstart firms say no," 12 Feb. 2018 Some of the start-ups promise rebates to buyers, however. Hudson Sangree, sacbee, "Do you need to pay all that money to a real estate agent? Upstart firms say no," 12 Feb. 2018 Some of the start-ups promise rebates to buyers, however. Hudson Sangree, sacbee, "Do you need to pay all that money to a real estate agent? Upstart firms say no," 12 Feb. 2018 This differs from carbon-tax initiative, rejected by voters in 2016, which would have rebated up to $1,500 to some 460,000 low-income families. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Fight heats up over Washington state carbon ‘fee’ likely to make fall ballot," 2 July 2018 Some of the start-ups promise rebates to buyers, however. Hudson Sangree, sacbee, "Do you need to pay all that money to a real estate agent? Upstart firms say no," 12 Feb. 2018 With many cancer drugs carrying the biggest price tags, rebates from drug makers, and profit margins, the benefit managers want to keep that money for themselves. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: PBM mail order pharmacies hurting cancer patients; colon cancer drugs cost twice in U.S. vs Canada," 4 June 2018 That measure would restore the state’s authority to oversee rates charged by the utilities, and would rebate several hundred million dollars to customers derived from excess profits the companies made during the rate freeze. Washington Post, "Lawmakers from both parties raise alarm about rush to redo Dominion oversight," 24 Jan. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Walker spent Monday promoting the rebate at Mills Fleet Farm in Wausau and Eau Claire. Max Bayer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Nearly 140,000 families have yet to apply for child tax rebate with the deadline hours away," 2 July 2018 Exchanges have used rebate programs to encourage lead market makers to stay, but some now want to pay these traders directly. Rachel Evans, Bloomberg.com, "There’s a Shortage of Expert ETF Traders Who Make the Market Tick," 23 May 2018 Duke worked for two years with the Sustainable Energy Association to develop the rebate program. Bruce Henderson, charlotteobserver, "NC regulators just made it cheaper to install solar panels on your roof. Here's how. | Charlotte Observer," 16 Apr. 2018 There are also links to discount coupons for supplies and to state and local rebate programs. Pam Peirce, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bloom and doom in the biennial garden: Why you should harvest before spring," 2 Mar. 2018 Sources say the administration is trying to come up with ways to pass through rebates, but such notions are likely to take months. Ed Silverman, STAT, "He can shame Pfizer and others, but Trump doesn’t have a practical way to lower drug prices," 9 July 2018 Ask around for a possible schedule of tax-free purchase incentives or rebates. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "BBB on Homes: Set your sights on summertime energy savings," 8 July 2018 The better the battery in a company’s car, the better the rebate their buyers would get. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla will be the first automaker to lose the federal tax credit for electric cars," 12 July 2018 Looking forward, the relentless pursuit of rebates could spill over into new markets, including specialty pharmaceutical products and cancer therapies. Kevin Schulman, STAT, "Mergers between health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers could be bad for your health," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of rebate

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rebate

Verb

Middle English, from Anglo-French rebatre, rabatre to beat back, deduct, from re- + abatre to strike down, from a- (from Latin ad-) + batre to beat, from Latin battuere

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rebate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rebate

: an amount of money that is paid back to you because you have paid too much

: an amount of money that a business or company pays back to you because you have bought a particular product or service

rebate

noun

Kids Definition of rebate

: the return of part of a payment or of an amount owed Mail in your receipt and get a rebate.

rebate

noun
re·bate | \ ˈrē-ˌbāt \

Legal Definition of rebate 

: a refund or deduction of part of a payment, price, or charge

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rebate \ˈrē-ˌbāt, ri-ˈbāt \ verb

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