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rebate

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[ noun ree-beyt; verb ree-beyt, ri-beyt ]
/ noun ˈri beɪt; verb ˈri beɪt, rɪˈbeɪt /
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noun
a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise; partial refund.
verb (used with object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
verb (used without object), re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
to allow rebates, especially as the policy or practice of a company, store, etc.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM rebate

re·bat·a·ble, re·bate·a·ble, adjectivere·bat·er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH rebate

rabbet, rabbit, rarebit, rebate

Other definitions for rebate (2 of 2)

rebate2
[ ree-beyt, rab-it ]
/ ˈri beɪt, ˈræb ɪt /

noun, verb, re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for rebate (1 of 2)

rebate1

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

Derived forms of rebate

rebatable 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

British Dictionary definitions for rebate (2 of 2)

rebate2
/ (ˈriːbeɪt, ˈræbɪt) /

noun, verb
another word for rabbet
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Cultural definitions for rebate

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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