- a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise; partial refund.
- to allow as a discount.
- to deduct (a certain amount), as from a total.
- to return (part of an original payment): He rebated five dollars to me.
- to provide a rebate for (merchandise) after purchase: The manufacturer is rebating this air conditioner.
- to blunt (an edged or pointed weapon).
- to cover the edge or point of (an edged or pointed weapon) in order to make it incapable of cutting or piercing.
- to allow rebates, especially as the policy or practice of a company, store, etc.
Origin of rebate1
Examples from the Web for rebate
In fact, according to CTJ, they generated so many tax breaks that they reported negative taxes and often received a rebate check.You Pay Higher Taxes Than Boeing (and GE, Verizon & 23 More U.S. Corporations)
April 15, 2014
In essence, Chesapeake would get a rebate on the fees it had guaranteed to Access.
Chesapeake never answered questions about whether that rebate was figured in to the price it charged Joe Drake and his neighbors.
The rebate and the “solar tax” became the centerpiece of a heated campaign with Goldwater in the forefront defending the subsidy.Scenes from the GOP Civil War
February 4, 2014
Instead, President François Hollande pushed for cuts to the rebate the U.K. has received from the EU since 1984.Useful Euro Summit?
November 27, 2012
They closed with a rebate in the jambs and against the raised threshold.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
When I went to get my rebate I was offered one pound eleven shillings.A Yankee in the Far East
George Hoyt Allen
Tell Hankins to draw a check for the rebate in full and bring it in to me.Cappy Ricks Retires
Peter B. Kyne
If you want to make your policy 182 unassailable, you must refund that rebate.The Best Policy
If he is, he becomes entitled to a rebate of this amount on his subsequent purchases.Village Life in China
Arthur H. Smith
- a refund of a fraction of the amount payable or paid, as for goods purchased in quantity; discount
- to deduct (a part) of a payment from (the total)
- archaic to reduce or diminish (something or the effectiveness of something)
- another word for rabbet
Word Origin and History for rebate
1650s, from rebate (v.).
The return of part of a payment for a good. Unlike a discount, which is deducted from the price before purchase, a rebate is returned after purchase.