A deduction from an amount to be paid or a return of part of an amount given in payment.
1. To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
2. To lessen; diminish.
[From Middle English rebaten, to deduct, from Old French rabattre, rebattre, to reduce, to beat down again : re-, re- + abbattre, to beat down; see abate.]
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(Commerce) a refund of a fraction of the amount payable or paid, as for goods purchased in quantity; discount
1. (Commerce) to deduct (a part) of a payment from (the total)
2. 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]
reˈbatable, reˈbateable adj
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(ˈri beɪt; v. also rɪˈbeɪt)
n., v. -bat•ed, -bat•ing. n.
1. a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise.
2. to allow as a discount.
3. to deduct (a certain amount), as from a total.
4. to return (part of an original payment).
5. to provide a rebate for (merchandise) after purchase.
6. to blunt (an edged or pointed weapon).
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Past participle: rebated
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