rebate[rē′bāt′; also, for v., ri bāt′]
- 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.
transitive verbrebated, rebating
- 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.
transitive verbre·bat·ed, re·bat·ing, re·bates
- To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
- To lessen; diminish.
Origin of rebateFrom Middle English rebaten, to deduct, from Old French rabattre, rebattre, to reduce, to beat down again : re-, re- + abbattre, to beat down; see abate.
- A deduction from an amount to be paid; an abatement.
- The return of part of an amount already paid.
- (photography) The edge of a roll of film, from which no image can be developed.
- A rectangular groove made to hold two pieces (of wood etc) together; a rabbet.
- A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.
- An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
- A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
(third-person singular simple present rebates, present participle rebating, simple past and past participle rebated)
From Old French rabatre < batre. See also abate.