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 rabbet

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 To maintain market share, the originator company may heavily rebate its product to keep a preferred position on the formulary, or even exclude competitors altogether. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 Alabama is one of only three states in the U.S. – Mississippi and South Dakota being the others – that assesses a full sales tax on groceries without offering a tax credit or rebate for low-income households. al, 24 July 2022 For example, in 2025, the first year after the project is completed, San Marcos will rebate 90 percent of the studio’s property taxes — to the tune of $1.45 million — if the company employs at least 22 people by the end of 2024. Annie Blanks, San Antonio Express-News, 15 June 2022 Now, some lawmakers want the federal government to offer stimulus payments or rebate checks to help reduce the pain at the pump. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 25 Mar. 2022 Buenos Aires rebate funding pales before top global offers such as France (30% of spend, capped at €30 million ($31.5 million) per title) or Spain’s Canary Islands (50% of a first €1 million ($1.05 million) expenditure). John Hopewell, Variety, 17 May 2022 Now, some lawmakers want the federal government to offer stimulus payments or rebate checks to help reduce the pain at the pump. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 25 Mar. 2022 Now, some lawmakers want the federal government to offer stimulus payments or rebate checks to help reduce the pain at the pump. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 25 Mar. 2022 Now, some lawmakers want the federal government to offer stimulus payments or rebate checks to help reduce the pain at the pump. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 25 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Lamont says some state residents still have not taken advantage of the state’s new child tax rebate, which allows a credit of $250 each for a maximum of three children per family. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 13 July 2022 And these conditions of reimbursement depend on a host of factors, such as price per unit, rebate, therapeutic interchangeability with other products, clinical- and cost-effectiveness, and budgetary impact. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 6 July 2022 The rebate, which was introduced via a government directive, is worth around 23 million shekels ($6.7 million) in the first year, and 22 million ($6.4 million) the second year. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 29 June 2022 Illinois buyers, for example, are eligible to apply for a $4,000 state EV rebate beginning in July through the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker in September. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 June 2022 The existing measures include a cash rebate of 15-20 percent on all in-country production spending, up to a maximum of 75 million baht (about $2.1 million at current exchange rates). Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2022 Some local agencies offer an additional rebate on top of that, which could mean an even bigger payout once work is completed and approved. Justin Raystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2022 Connecticut is offering a one-time tax rebate worth up to $250 per child, capped at $750 for three children. Alicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 6 June 2022 The state hopes to send rebate checks to approved applicants starting in August. Keith M. Phaneuf, Hartford Courant, 21 July 2022 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Rebate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebate. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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