transitive verb-·bat·ed, -·bat·ing
- to give back (part of an amount paid)
- to make a deduction from (a bill)
- to give a rebate to
- Rare to reduce; lessen
- Archaic to make dull; blunt
Origin of rebateMiddle English rebaten from Old French rabattre from re-, re- + abattre: see abate
Origin of rebateFr rabat < the v.