verb (used with object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
Origin of rebate1
verb (rɪˈbeɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for rebate
1650s, from rebate (v.).
late 14c., "to reduce;" early 15c., "to deduct, subtract," from Old French rabattre "beat down, drive back," also "deduct," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + abattre "beat down" (see abate). Meaning "to pay back (a sum) as a rebate" is from 1957. Related: Rebated; rebating.
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.