rebate

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[noun ree-beyt; verb ree-beyt, ri-beyt]
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verb (used with object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
  1. to allow as a discount.
  2. to deduct (a certain amount), as from a total.
  3. to return (part of an original payment): He rebated five dollars to me.
  4. to provide a rebate for (merchandise) after purchase: The manufacturer is rebating this air conditioner.
  5. to blunt (an edged or pointed weapon).
  6. to cover the edge or point of (an edged or pointed weapon) in order to make it incapable of cutting or piercing.
verb (used without object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
  1. to allow rebates, especially as the policy or practice of a company, store, etc.

Origin of rebate

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1400–50; late Middle English rebaten (v.) < Old French rabatre to beat, put down, equivalent to re- re- + (a)batre; see abate
Related formsre·bat·a·ble, re·bate·a·ble, adjectivere·bat·er, noun
Can be confusedrabbet rabbit rarebit rebate

rebate

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[ree-beyt, rab-it]
noun, verb, re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
  1. rabbet.
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rebate

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noun (ˈriːbeɪt)
  1. a refund of a fraction of the amount payable or paid, as for goods purchased in quantity; discount
verb (rɪˈbeɪt) (tr)
  1. to deduct (a part) of a payment from (the total)
  2. archaic to reduce or diminish (something or the effectiveness of something)
Derived Formsrebatable or rebateable, adjectiverebater, noun

Word Origin for rebate

C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down, hence reduce, deduct, from re- + abatre to put down; see abate

rebate

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noun, verb
  1. another word for rabbet
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Word Origin and History for rebating

rebate

n.

1650s, from rebate (v.).

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

rebating in Culture

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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