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

Basically, if list prices rise, so do rebates that flow back to pharmacy benefit managers and health plans, which means there is really no incentive for prices to drop. Ed Silverman, STAT, "He can shame Pfizer and others, but Trump doesn’t have a practical way to lower drug prices," 9 July 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Nearly 200 rebates are still available, staff reported Tuesday. Sara Cardine, latimes.com, "Phase 3 of city’s video doorbell rebate program opens up to public at large," 12 July 2018 To apply for the rebates visit: duke-energy.com/NCSolarRebates. Cassie Cope, charlotteobserver, "This new solar panel program lets residents, businesses save thousands of dollars," 10 July 2018 As part of the agreement, the tax rebate will be limited to $100,000 each year and $250,000 overall, officials said. Phil Rockrohr, chicagotribune.com, "Expanding Half Day Brewing to receive economic incentives from Lincolnshire," 18 June 2018 Like many manufacturers, GSK has a financial-assistance program that offers rebates and free medication to some patients, based on financial need and type of insurance. Sarah Gantz, Philly.com, "Biologic drugs can be lifesavers. But their high cost can be life changing," 24 Apr. 2018 For another, exchanges wouldn’t be allowed to offer any rebate. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "Stock Exchanges to Test Trading Minus Rebates Seen as Posing Conflict," 19 Dec. 2018 The Corsair Carbide Series 200R is $40 after a $10 mail-in rebate, or $10 to $20 off the usual price. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "The 5 best deals in Newegg's Early Black Friday Sale," 2 Nov. 2018 The money would then be sent back to citizens in the form of rebates, starting at $2,000 per year for a family of four. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Exxon is lobbying for a carbon tax. There is, obviously, a catch.," 18 Oct. 2018 As the city of Waukegan switches over to monthly billing and higher water rates take effect, the Waukegan City Council is considering whether to offer water bill rebates to older residents. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan considers water rebate program for lower-income seniors," 25 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

Other Words from rebate

rebate \ ˈrē-​ˌbāt, ri-​ˈbāt \ verb

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