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

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 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

One persistent question is whether those rebates are legal. oregonlive.com, "Oregon’s massive cap-and-trade bill inches forward," 6 June 2019 New Mexico’s rebate program is among the nation’s most generous. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "New Mexico’s Filmmaking-Incentive Program May Be Too Attractive," 30 Dec. 2018 While some of this rebate may be passed on to the insurer, pharmacy benefit managers keep a large — secret and nontransparent — amount for pure profit. Scott Knoer, STAT, "What does PBM stand for? In Ohio (and elsewhere), it’s programs bilking millions," 29 June 2018 To try to entice consumers, Toyota is offering more rebates and other sweeteners that cut into profitability. Bloomberg.com, "Trump Tax Cut, RAV4 Sales Help Toyota Lift Forecast to Record," 6 Feb. 2018 That’s when Mayor Muriel Bowser reinstituted Washington’s dormant tax rebate program. Ashraf Khalil, The Seattle Times, "Anywhere but Washington: Why DC stories rarely film in DC," 23 Oct. 2018 The Securities and Exchange Commission temporarily halted its own initiative to limit the rebates that stock exchanges can pay to attract investors’ orders, marking at least a temporary victory for the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Inc. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, "SEC Delays Program to Rein In Rebates in Win for Stock Exchanges," 28 Mar. 2019 The rebate includes certain sun tunnel skylights with solar powered night lights, solar powered fresh-air skylights and solar powered skylight blinds. Dan Marshall, Houston Chronicle, "GHBA Remodelers Council: Brighten your home while saving money," 24 June 2018 Money for the rebate comes from the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency, which has annually awarded Naperville an Electric Efficiency Program Grant of about $330,000 since 2011, according to city documents. Erin Hegarty, Naperville Sun, "Naperville to offer homeowners $50 rebates for installing smart thermostats," 30 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 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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