I. verb (rebated; rebating) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French rebatre, rabatre to beat back, deduct, from re- + abatre to strike down, from a- (from Latin ad-) + batre to beat, from Latin battuere Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to reduce the force or activity of ; diminish 2. to reduce the sharpness of ; blunt 3. a. to make a rebate of b. to give a rebate to intransitive verb to give rebates • rebater noun II. noun Date: 1656 a return of a part of a payment III. chiefly British variant of rabbet

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  • Rebate — Rebate* Rebate (marketing), a type of sales promotion used in marketing * Rabbet (also spelled rebate ), a woodworking term * Tax rebate, a reduction in taxation demanded * UK rebate, a return of money paid by the United Kingdom for the European… …   Wikipedia

  • Rebate — Re*bate , n. 1. Diminution. [1913 Webster] 2. (Com.) Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] 3. A portion of a sum paid, returned to the purchaser, as a method… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rebate — REBÁTE, rebát, vb. III. tranz. şi refl. A bate din nou la maşină un text corectat, amplificat etc. – Re1 + bate. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  rebáte vb., ind. prez. 1 sg. şi 3 pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Rebate — Re*bate (r[ e]*b[=a]t ), v. t. [F. rebattre to beat again; pref. re re + battre to beat, L. batuere to beat, strike. See {Abate}.] 1. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebate — Re*bate , v. t. To cut a rebate in. See {Rabbet}, v. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rebate — ► NOUN 1) a partial refund to someone who has paid too much for tax, rent, etc. 2) a deduction or discount on a sum due. ► VERB ▪ pay back as a rebate. ORIGIN from Old French rebatre beat back , also deduct …   English terms dictionary

  • rebate — rebate1 [rē′bāt΄; ] also, for v. [, ri bāt′] vt. rebated, rebating [ME rebaten < OFr rabattre < re ,RE + abattre: see ABATE] 1. a) to give back (part of an amount paid) b) to make a deduction from (a …   English World dictionary

  • Rebate — Re*bate , v. i. To abate; to withdraw. [Obs.] Foxe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rebate — Re*bate , n. [See {Rabbet}.] 1. (Arch.) A rectangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See {Rabbet}. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar. Elmes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rebate — (del ár. and. «ribáṭ», servicio en rábida) m. Choque de tropas, *batalla o *riña. * * * rebate1. (Cf. rebato). m. Combate, pendencia. rebate2 …   Enciclopedia Universal

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