Rebate meaning

rēbāt
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.

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A deduction from an amount to be paid or a return of part of an amount given in payment.
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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.

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The return of part of an amount already paid.
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(archaic) To make dull; blunt.
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To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
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(rare) To reduce; lessen.
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An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
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To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
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To lessen; diminish.
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To give rebates.
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A return of part of an amount paid, as for goods or services, serving as a reduction or discount.
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(photography) The edge of a roll of film, from which no image can be developed.
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A rectangular groove made to hold two pieces (of wood etc) together; a rabbet.
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A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.
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A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
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To deduct or return an amount from a bill or payment.
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To diminish or lessen something.
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To cut a rebate (rabbet) in something.
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To abate; to withdraw.

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A deduction from an amount to be paid; an abatement.
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Origin of rebate

  • From Middle English rebaten to deduct from Old French rabattre, rebattre to reduce, to beat down again re- re- abbattre to beat down abate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French rabatre < batre. See also abate.

    From Wiktionary