prorate

[proh-reyt, proh-reyt]
verb (used without object), prorated, prorating.
1.
to make an arrangement on a basis of proportional distribution.
verb (used with object), prorated, prorating.
2.
to divide, distribute, or calculate proportionately.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism; partial translation of pro rata

proratable, adjective
proration, noun
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prorate (prəʊˈreɪt, ˈprəʊreɪt)
 
vb
chiefly (US), (Canadian) to divide, assess, or distribute (something) proportionately
 
[C19: from pro rata]
 
pro'ratable
 
adj
 
pro'ration
 
n

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prorate definition


To divide or distribute a sum of money proportionately. For example, if one owned an automobile for only three months, an insurance company would prorate the annual premium by charging only one-quarter of it.

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Example sentences
The companies would also have to prorate any cancellation fees.
Use general procedures for life expectancy cases to prorate and offset.
If you owned or rented only part of the year, you must prorate your credit.
Prorate premiums for vehicles not used exclusively by the transportation
  department.
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