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rebate

verb re·bate \ ˈrē-ˌbāt , ri-ˈbāt \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of rebate

rebated; rebating
transitive verb
1 : to reduce the force or activity of : diminish
2 : to reduce the sharpness of : blunt
3 a : to make a rebate of
b : to give a rebate to
intransitive verb
: to give rebates

rebater

noun

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Origin and Etymology of rebate

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 re·bate \ ˈrē-ˌbāt \

Definition of rebate

: a return of a part of a payment

Examples of rebate in a Sentence

  1. There is a $50 rebate offered with the printer.

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First Known Use of rebate

1656


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rebate

re·bate \ ˈra-bət , ˈrē-ˌbāt \

Definition of rebate

  • chiefly British spelling of

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REBATE Defined for English Language Learners

rebate

noun

Definition of rebate for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

rebate

noun

Definition of rebate for Students

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

Law Dictionary

rebate

noun re·bate \ ˈrē-ˌbāt \

legal Definition of rebate

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

rebate

play \ˈrē-ˌbāt, ri-ˈbāt\ verb


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