Main definitions of rebate in English

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rebate1

noun

  • 1A partial refund to someone who has paid too much money for tax, rent, or a utility.

    • ‘You can also see how the National Insurance rebates are calculated in this Inland Revenue leaflet.’
    • ‘Government hopes that federal income tax rebates could kick-start the US economy appear to have been left unfulfilled.’
    • ‘Nearly a quarter of North Yorkshire County Council's tenant farmers will qualify for rent rebates because they have been directly affected.’
    • ‘There could be so much more - tax incentives, rebates, credits, roads, grants, training and so on.’
    • ‘Second, consumers seem to be using their tax rebates to improve their balance sheets.’
    • ‘If you are on a low income you may be able to claim a rebate on your rent and council tax.’
    • ‘Optimism may be sustained for a while by redundancy payments, tax rebates, and by the belief that finding another job will be easy.’
    • ‘Finally, the presence of utility rebates or other financial incentives tends to skew acceptance of new devices.’
    • ‘The difficulty will be that such a tax would be seen as yet another attack on the middle class, who could also face cuts to their pension contribution tax rebates and higher university tuition fees.’
    • ‘Annual utility rebates crested in 1994 at about $2.7 billion.’
    • ‘Utility rebates can be obtained to make the financial deal even sweeter.’
    • ‘You just will not give them the information that they need to decide whether you are entitled to a rent rebate.’
    • ‘Tax rebates for dividends and capital gains will help reduce the cost of equity for companies in the knowledge sector.’
    • ‘Incentives involve taxpayer dollars and take many forms, including tax rebates, training services, loans, grants, land and sometimes direct cash payments.’
    • ‘And because credit unions are run for the benefit of their members, a borrower may get a rebate at the end of the year if the credit union is in surplus.’
    • ‘A total of 20 per cent of this is now allowable in Ireland, but tax rebates are, unfortunately, not a feature of double taxation treaties.’
    • ‘Generous tax relief and rebates provide incentives for higher income women to have more children.’
    • ‘Thus, if you have directed - or continue to pay - rebates into any old-style pension plans, it may be in your interest to switch these to a low-charging modern plan.’
    • ‘The tax rebate cheques issued during the summer should also prove helpful in this regard.’
    • ‘There is some evidence of capitalist calculations for enclosure decisions; of calculations to assess the capital adequacy of tenants, to determine rent increases and rebates.’
    refund, partial refund, repayment
    discount, deduction, reduction, decrease
    allowance, concession
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    1. 1.1 A deduction or discount on a sum of money due.
      • ‘Municipalities already receive partial rebates on many products deemed to be strictly of a municipal nature.’
      • ‘Manufacturers sweeten the come-on with customer cash rebates and super-low financing.’
      • ‘Christmas shopping may be over but offers of rebates and discounts at various textile showrooms continue till the New Year.’
      • ‘And even though a flood of rebates and cut-rate financing offers are helping Detroit move inventory, they're coming at a huge cost.’
      • ‘Yeo said the government will also extend current schemes for property tax rebates and rental rebates for another year.’
      • ‘According to the results, consumer appreciation of promotional offers in the performing arts is more positive when the offers are associated with sweepstakes than when they involve rebates or premiums.’
      • ‘The 0% financing deals, rebates, and high-cost marketing programs have cut into price margins.’
      • ‘I guess they must have great ways to make the money back from the rebate of all goods their customers buy in Hong Kong.’
      • ‘Sales catalogues are often heavily financed by these sorts of rebates and discounts.’
      • ‘The industry over builds and offers incentives - discounts and rebates - thereby losing money on each car that never should have built in the first place.’
      • ‘They've grown addicted to the cash flow from sales fueled by financing and hefty rebates, and they've trained customers to expect a steady diet of the givebacks.’
      • ‘That means consumers can expect rebates and cut-rate financing deals to continue and both companies will have to slow down their assembly lines.’
      • ‘Forced to lay on more cash-back rebates, cheap financing deals, and other costly incentives to try to empty dealer lots, they've seen profits squeezed.’
      • ‘I think I should be able to find something with all or most of the above at about $1300 or so, with sales, discounts, rebates, etc.’
      • ‘In particular, we analysed the six fundamental types of consumer promotion: coupons, rebates and refunds, sampling, loyalty and loading devices, sweepstakes, and premiums.’
      • ‘In the 1990s, utilities across the country paid rebates to customers who retrofitted their lighting.’
      • ‘My 85 years old mother refuses to claim Pension Credit as she says that she will not be any better off as she will lose her rent and council tax rebates.’
      • ‘Indeed, some one-time factors that had pushed prices down, such as auto rebates and other financing offers, and a war-related drop in hotel room rates, reversed course in May.’
      • ‘The loss will also take into account discounts and extra rebates offered to lure customers into buying its products.’
      • ‘Best of all, when you buy a cell phone from us and transfer your number, you will still qualify for all of our great rebates and discounts.’
      refund, partial refund, repayment
      discount, deduction, reduction, decrease
      allowance, concession
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verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Pay back (such a sum of money)

    • ‘This will be achieved by rebating Underwriters' contribution to costs.’
    • ‘This will be achieved by rebating underwriters' contributions to costs.’
    • ‘Some will even rebate some of their commission in the form of cashback.’
    • ‘Presumably the policy contains provision for rebating the premium, if the matter does not go to trial?’
    • ‘That's when fund managers rebate a portion of their fees to brokerages, based on how much client money that they put and keep in the fund family.’
    • ‘The example shown here is not a selective oddity, many rebated vehicles have low depreciation.’
    • ‘Commissions are currently disclosed and most firms will also work on a fee basis, rebating any commissions.’
    • ‘Would this be to my benefit and would the tax that has been deducted be rebated?’
    • ‘A North Dakota Senator has sponsored a bill that would tax profits when oil is above $40 a barrel and rebate the money to taxpayers.’
    • ‘The additional $20 in fees will be rebated back to individual chapters for each member of the chapter.’
    • ‘This category includes deposit-and-return systems, where ‘tax’ is rebated, and un-rebated taxes on environmentally unfriendly products such as cigarettes, certain types of energy, and certain chemicals.’
    • ‘Up to 10 percent of the money you spend on these products may be rebated into a college savings fund you set up for your child.’
    • ‘The federal government agreed to rebate GST taxes paid by municipalities, netting Toronto some $50 million this year.’
    • ‘And it recently took steps to ensure it gets its fair share of the profits by prohibiting independent travel agents from rebating portions of their commissions to customers as discounted fares.’
    • ‘The party's platform calls for a 10-cent-a-litre increase on gasoline taxes over three years while rebating part of the purchase price on energy efficient vehicles.’
    • ‘I half expected never to see the phone after putting it on my credit card, thus being unable to rebate anything and instead losing money.’
    • ‘Whilst those commissions may be rebated in full in many cases, it is the payment of that commission which, in fact, finances the whole of the financial planning process.’
    • ‘Some lenders plug in 12 months, requiring you to come up with more cash, and then rebate the difference at year-end.’
    • ‘And there's no reason why that same small percentage cannot be rebated in the form of stock to everyone who buys products from these companies.’
    • ‘Fund managers do not rebate the cost of commission because they do not want to undercut advisers.’

Origin

Late Middle English (as a verb in the sense diminish (a sum or amount)): from Anglo-Norman French rebatre beat back also deduct.

Pronunciation:

rebate

/ˈrēˌbāt/

Main definitions of rebate in English

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rebate2

noun

  • A step-shaped recess cut along the edge or in the face of a piece of wood, typically forming a match to the edge or tongue of another piece; a rabbet.

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Make a rabbet in (a piece of wood)

    ‘you can use it for rebating’
    ‘rebated blocks are glued in each corner’
    1. 1.1[with object and adverbial] Join or fix (a piece of wood) to another with a rabbet.
      ‘the oak boarding was rebated in’

Origin

Late 17th century: alteration of rabbet.

Pronunciation:

rebate

/ˈrēˌbāt/