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.
- re·bat·a·ble, re·bate·a·ble, adjective
- re·bat·er, noun
Other definitions for rebate (2 of 2)
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How to use rebate in a sentence
Brands, in many cases, need to know exactly who they are talking to – for example, to make a rebate offer or a firm offer of credit.
SDG&E will pay the city $80 million for the right to provide energy to city residents and businesses, plus $20 million into a new climate equity fund and $10 million in solar energy rebates.Morning Report: Union Helped Fired CSUM Professor Keep His Job | Voice of San Diego | May 26, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
The organization notes that the state has spent about $1 billion on rebates and incentives for electric vehicles, but nothing on e-bikes.
Under the health care law, insurers are generally allowed to keep only about 15 to 20 cents of every premium dollar collected, or else be forced to offer rebates to customers.He Bought Health Insurance for Emergencies. Then He Fell Into a $33,601 Trap. | by Jenny Deam | May 8, 2021 | ProPublica
In Georgia, GOP lawmakers sought to revoke a fuel-tax rebate for Delta and to launch a boycott of Coca-Cola after the two Atlanta-based companies spoke out against the law there.
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) | Brandy Zadrozny | April 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In essence, Chesapeake would get a rebate on the fees it had guaranteed to Access.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches | ProPublica | March 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Chesapeake never answered questions about whether that rebate was figured in to the price it charged Joe Drake and his neighbors.How the Kings of Fracking Double-Crossed Their Way to Riches | ProPublica | March 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The rebate and the “solar tax” became the centerpiece of a heated campaign with Goldwater in the forefront defending the subsidy.
Instead, President François Hollande pushed for cuts to the rebate the U.K. has received from the EU since 1984.
The War Office, in the early stages of the war, asked us to pay a rebate of 10 per cent.The Romance of the Red Triangle | Arthur Keysall Yapp
The heading joints of flooring are often specified to be splayed or bevelled, but it is far better to rebate them.
This, known as 'drayage equalization,' was claimed by competitors to be in the nature of a rebate to secure business.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
An enlarged section of the astragal mould which is grooved to fit on the bar which forms the rebate is also shown.Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
If the joint has square edges a rebate may be formed to accommodate a panel by fixing a bolection moulding around the frame.Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
British Dictionary definitions for rebate (1 of 2)
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)
- rebatable or rebateable, adjective
- rebater, noun
British Dictionary definitions for rebate (2 of 2)
another word for rabbet
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Cultural definitions for rebate
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.
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