Rebate is defined as to give a discount on something, or give a portion of an amount billed back to the payer.(verb)
An example of rebate is an appliance store giving a customer $20 back after they've paid $200 for a microwave oven.
The definition of a rebate is a discount given to a customer at the time of purchase, or money sent to a customer after they've paid the full price.(noun)
See rebate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME rebaten < OFr rabattre < re-, re- + abattre: see abate
Origin: Fr rabat < the v.
See rebate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English rebaten, to deduct
Origin: , from Old French rabattre, rebattre, to reduce, to beat down again
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + abbattre, to beat down; see abate.
noun & v.
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