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prorate

[ proh-reyt, proh-reyt ]
/ pro蕣藞re瑟t, 藞pro蕣藢re瑟t /
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verb (used without object), pro路rat路ed, pro路rat路ing.
to make an arrangement on a basis of proportional distribution.
verb (used with object), pro路rat路ed, pro路rat路ing.
to divide, distribute, or calculate proportionately.
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Origin of prorate

An Americanism first recorded in 1855鈥60; partial translation of pro rata

OTHER WORDS FROM prorate

pro路rat路a路ble, adjectivepro路ra路tion [proh-rey-shuhn], /藢pro蕣藞re瑟 蕛蓹n/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prorate

prorate
/ (pr蓹蕣藞re瑟t, 藞pr蓹蕣re瑟t) /

verb
mainly US and Canadian to divide, assess, or distribute (something) proportionately

Derived forms of prorate

proratable, adjectiveproration, noun

Word Origin for prorate

C19: from pro rata
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for prorate

prorate

To divide or distribute a sum of money proportionately. For example, if one owned an automobile for only three months, an insurance company would prorate the annual premium by charging only one-quarter of it.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright 漏 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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