rebate

1 [n. ree-beyt; v. ree-beyt, ri-beyt]
noun
1.
a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise; partial refund.
verb (used with object), rebated, rebating.
2.
to allow as a discount.
3.
to deduct (a certain amount), as from a total.
4.
to return (part of an original payment): He rebated five dollars to me.
5.
to provide a rebate for (merchandise) after purchase: The manufacturer is rebating this air conditioner.
6.
to blunt (an edged or pointed weapon).
7.
to cover the edge or point of (an edged or pointed weapon) in order to make it incapable of cutting or piercing.
verb (used without object), rebated, rebating.
8.
to allow rebates, especially as the policy or practice of a company, store, etc.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English rebaten (v.) < Old French rabatre to beat, put down, equivalent to re- re- + (a)batre; see abate

rebatable, rebateable, adjective
rebater, noun
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rebate

2 [ree-beyt, rab-it]
noun, verb, rebated, rebating.
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rabbet or rebate (ˈræbɪt)
 
n
1.  a recess, groove, or step, usually of rectangular section, cut into a surface or along the edge of a piece of timber to receive a mating piece
2.  a joint made between two pieces of timber using a rabbet
 
vb
3.  to cut or form a rabbet in (timber)
4.  to join (pieces of timber) using a rabbet
 
[C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down]
 
rebate or rebate
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down]

rebate1
 
n
1.  a refund of a fraction of the amount payable or paid, as for goods purchased in quantity; discount
 
vb
2.  to deduct (a part) of a payment from (the total)
3.  archaic to reduce or diminish (something or the effectiveness of something)
 
[C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down, hence reduce, deduct, from re- + abatre to put down; see abate]
 
re'batable1
 
adj
 
re'bateable1
 
adj
 
'rebater1
 
n

rebate2 (ˈriːbeɪt, ˈræbɪt)
 
n, —vb
another word for rabbet

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rebate
1427, "to deduct, subtract," from O.Fr. rabattre "beat down, drive back," also "deduct," from re- "repeatedly" + abattre "beat down" (see abate). Meaning "to pay back (a sum) as a rebate" is from 1957. The noun is 1656, from the verb.
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rebate 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.

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Example sentences
With both private plans, if your claims aren't too high, you get a cash rebate
  every year.
Last year a tax rebate on the export of aluminium ingots was eliminated, and
  then an export tax was imposed.
Your local water provider may even offer a rebate to help defray the cost.
Some manufacturers offer trade-ins and rebate programs so you can recycle what
  you no longer want to use.
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