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[n. ree-beyt; v. ree-beyt, ri-beyt] /n. ˈri beɪt; v. ˈri beɪt, rɪˈbeɪt/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English rebaten (v.) < Old French rabatre to beat, put down, equivalent to re- re- + (a)batre; see abate
Related forms
rebatable, rebateable, adjective
rebater, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rebateable

rebate1

noun (ˈriːbeɪt)
1.
a refund of a fraction of the amount payable or paid, as for goods purchased in quantity; discount
verb (transitive) (rɪˈbeɪt)
2.
to deduct (a part) of a payment from (the total)
3.
(archaic) to reduce or diminish (something or the effectiveness of something)
Derived Forms
rebatable, rebateable, adjective
rebater, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French rabattre to beat down, hence reduce, deduct, from re- + abatre to put down; see abate

rebate2

/ˈriːbeɪt; ˈræbɪt/
noun, verb
1.
another word for rabbet
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Word Origin and History for rebateable

rebate

v.

late 14c., "to reduce;" early 15c., "to deduct, subtract," from Old French rabattre "beat down, drive back," also "deduct," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + abattre "beat down" (see abate). Meaning "to pay back (a sum) as a rebate" is from 1957. Related: Rebated; rebating.

n.

1650s, from rebate (v.).

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rebateable in Culture

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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