rebate

verb
re·​bate | \ ˈrē-ˌbāt How to pronounce rebate (audio) , 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 How to pronounce rebate (audio) \

Definition of rebate (Entry 2 of 3)

: a return of a part of a payment

rebate

re·​bate | \ ˈra-bət How to pronounce rebate (audio) , 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

If rent is rebated back, that rebate flows back to our artists. Hannah Karp, Billboard, "Outback Presents CEO Vaughn Millette Has Plans to Upend the Live Music Biz: 'We Are Here to Change It All'," 28 June 2019 Exchanges counter that rebates help markets function more smoothly by encouraging more trading activity. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, "High-Speed Traders Back Exchanges in Fight With SEC Over Rebates Plan," 14 June 2019 Bullock vetoed a bill proposed by Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale that sought to lower prescription drug prices by requiring pharmacy benefit managers to pass on drug manufacturer rebates to insurers. USA TODAY, "Mowing quest, mayo man, soybean scare: News from around our 50 states," 17 June 2019 Spark has agreed to rebate some of the price to insurers, including Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Wellesley, Mass., if the treatment doesn’t work as intended. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "Biotech Proposes Paying for Pricey Drugs by Installment," 8 Jan. 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

If rent is rebated back, that rebate flows back to our artists. Hannah Karp, Billboard, "Outback Presents CEO Vaughn Millette Has Plans to Upend the Live Music Biz: 'We Are Here to Change It All'," 28 June 2019 Illinois, however, didn’t ask drug makersfor rebates on $7.7 million worth of drugs between October 2015 and September 2017, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. Lisa Schencker, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois owes $4 million to feds following Medicaid missteps, audit shows," 28 June 2019 Lawmakers also passed a companion bill with rebates on extra fuel costs for trucks used in agricultural and forestry operations. oregonlive.com, "Cap and trade: What could Oregon’s carbon policy cost you?," 19 June 2019 Utilities currently collect rebates based on residential charging data and disburse the proceeds to EV owners, in amounts ranging from $200 to $599. Debra Kahn, Scientific American, "California to Extend Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Through 2030," 30 Apr. 2018 For example, high-income buyers must now choose between a rebate and carpool lane access. Kate Galbraith, SFChronicle.com, "Driven by Tesla’s Model 3, electric car sales rise fast in Bay Area," 17 June 2019 Many electricity providers are seeking to create incentives to persuade consumers to embrace such steps, either through points that can be used for purchases or even cash rebates. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Google, Amazon Seek Foothold in Electricity as Home Automation Grows," 27 Jan. 2019 However, rebates don't typically get passed on to the consumer. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "New laws take aim at prescription drug pricing in Louisiana," 4 June 2018 Tesco will offer customers a cash rebate of 0.20 ringgit ($0.05) for every bag reused. Michael Taylor, The Christian Science Monitor, "With reusable plastic bag, Malaysian shoppers encouraged to limit waste," 3 Apr. 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 How to pronounce rebate (audio) \

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 How to pronounce rebate (audio) \ verb

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