definition of rebate by The Free Dictionary

re·bate 1

 (rē′bāt′)

n.

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

tr.v. (rē′bāt′, rĭ-bāt′) re·bat·ed, re·bat·ing, re·bates

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.]


re′bat·er n.


re·bate 2

 (rē′bāt′, răb′ĭt)

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rebate

n

(Commerce) a refund of a fraction of the amount payable or paid, as for goods purchased in quantity; discount

vb (tr)

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

ˈrebater n


rebate

(ˈriːbeɪt; ˈræbɪt)

n, vb

(Building) another word for rabbet

Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

re•bate

(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.

v.t.

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).

[1400–50; late Middle English (v.) rabatre to beat, put down, =re- re– + (a)batre; see abate]

re′bat•er, n.

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rebate

Past participle: rebated
Gerund: rebating

Present
I rebate
you rebate
he/she/it rebates
we rebate
you rebate
they rebate
Preterite
I rebated
you rebated
he/she/it rebated
we rebated
you rebated
they rebated
Present Continuous
I am rebating
you are rebating
he/she/it is rebating
we are rebating
you are rebating
they are rebating
Present Perfect
I have rebated
you have rebated
he/she/it has rebated
we have rebated
you have rebated
they have rebated
Past Continuous
I was rebating
you were rebating
he/she/it was rebating
we were rebating
you were rebating
they were rebating
Past Perfect
I had rebated
you had rebated
he/she/it had rebated
we had rebated
you had rebated
they had rebated
Future
I will rebate
you will rebate
he/she/it will rebate
we will rebate
you will rebate
they will rebate
Future Perfect
I will have rebated
you will have rebated
he/she/it will have rebated
we will have rebated
you will have rebated
they will have rebated
Future Continuous
I will be rebating
you will be rebating
he/she/it will be rebating
we will be rebating
you will be rebating
they will be rebating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rebating
you have been rebating
he/she/it has been rebating
we have been rebating
you have been rebating
they have been rebating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rebating
you will have been rebating
he/she/it will have been rebating
we will have been rebating
you will have been rebating
they will have been rebating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rebating
you had been rebating
he/she/it had been rebating
we had been rebating
you had been rebating
they had been rebating
Conditional
I would rebate
you would rebate
he/she/it would rebate
we would rebate
you would rebate
they would rebate
Past Conditional
I would have rebated
you would have rebated
he/she/it would have rebated
we would have rebated
you would have rebated
they would have rebated

Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

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