- 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.
- An example of a rebate is a 10% discount on a cell phone at the time of purchase.
- An example of a rebate is someone paying full price for a cell phone and sending in a form to get 10% of what they paid back.
- Rebate is defined as to give a discount on something, or give a portion of an amount billed back to the payer.
An example of rebate is an appliance store giving a customer $20 back after they've paid $200 for a microwave oven.
- 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: Middle English rebaten from Old French rabattre from re-, re- plush abattre: see abate
Origin: Fr rabat < the v.
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- To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
- To lessen; diminish.
Origin: From Middle English rebaten, to deduct, from Old French rabattre, rebattre, to reduce, to beat down again : re-, re- + abbattre, to beat down; see abate.
- reˈbat·er noun
noun & v.
rebate - Business Definition
rebate - Cultural Definition
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.