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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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

Both of these options cost $210 after receiving a $20 rebate card from Newegg, and each comes with a beefed-up 8GB of onboard memory. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Upgrade your gaming rig with these smoking-hot graphics card deals," 22 Oct. 2018 At a time when the electric vehicle federal tax credit is phasing out for Tesla buyers, the state is considering increasing its EV rebate to $4,500. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Electric cars still face a big hurdle: the charging system," 3 Oct. 2018 While Lilly's list price for Humalog synthetic insulin has increased, its average price received, after discounts and rebates are paid, has gone down since 2009, said spokesman Greg Kueterman. Jeremy Olson, chicagotribune.com, "Son's death pushes Minnesota mom into fight against high, rising drug prices," 17 May 2018 Trump officials have hinted for weeks that the plan, in part, will untangle the convoluted system of discounts and rebates between drugmakers and insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and other health care middlemen. BostonGlobe.com, "President Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices," 11 May 2018 Drugmakers argue that list prices do not reflect actual cost with discounts and rebates. Author: Yasmeen Abutaleb, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump blasts drugmakers and middlemen for high U.S. drug prices," 11 May 2018 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

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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

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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

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rebate \ˈrē-​ˌbāt, ri-​ˈbāt \ verb

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