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

PBMs often keep a portion of the rebate for themselves. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "New laws take aim at prescription drug pricing in Louisiana," 4 June 2018 Naperville homeowners who install Nest smart thermostats in their homes can get a $50 rebate from the city. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Naperville to offer homeowners $50 rebates for installing smart thermostats," 30 Apr. 2018 The discount — which comes out of the automaker’s profit and does not involve a rebate from PG&E — will be applied at the time of sale. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "PG&E customers can get $3,000 off the new Nissan Leaf — for now," 25 Apr. 2018 The Model 3 is among the EVs eligible for a $2,500 rebate from the state of California. Rob Nikolewski, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tesla fans get an up-close look at the Model 3," 26 Jan. 2018 Some states have additional rebates and credits to encourage driving on batteries: Colorado for example offers a $5,000 credit. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "The Terrible Timing of Tesla's Expiring $7,500 Tax Credit," 12 July 2018 List prices are sticker prices, before rebates and discounts granted to middlemen in the supply chain for drugs. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Drug Supply Chain Feels the Trump Effect," 11 July 2018 According to that report, federal spending on Medicare’s Part D prescription drug program spiked 62 percent from 2011 to 2015 even after accounting for the rebates and discounts pharmaceutical companies give back to insurance plans. Washington Post, "The Health 202: This is what happens to Medicare when you cut taxes but not spending," 6 June 2018 Sungame offered an unusual deal: For every $1,000 paid upfront, the company would send you an experimental tablet that could render content in 3D. A few weeks later, Sungame would send you back $1,500 as a rebate, no strings attached. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "‘Free tablet’ scammer will pay $2.8 million for rebate scheme," 1 July 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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