There are 2 definitions of rebate in English:

rebate1

Syllabification: re·bate

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌbāt
 
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  • 1A partial refund to someone who has paid too much money for tax, rent, or a utility.
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    • If you are on a low income you may be able to claim a rebate on your rent and council tax.
    • Tax rebates for dividends and capital gains will help reduce the cost of equity for companies in the knowledge sector.
    • 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.
  • 1.1A deduction or discount on a sum of money due.
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    • 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.
    • I guess they must have great ways to make the money back from the rebate of all goods their customers buy in Hong Kong.
    • 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.

verb

Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌbāt, riˈbāt
 
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  • Pay back (such a sum of money).
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    • Presumably the policy contains provision for rebating the premium, if the matter does not go to trial?
    • This will be achieved by rebating Underwriters' contribution to costs.
    • 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.

Derivatives

rebatable

Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌbātəbəl, riˈbāt-/
adjective
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  • You gave us an example of a case where you would need it: distribution of a rebatable dividend which was less than the combined total of those profits.
  • The following year, though shares are sold, for $107 million, and the gains are distributed by way of rebatable dividend.
  • It was creating a dividend for itself, which would be assessable but rebatable, and it would have a loss because it was a trader in shares.

Origin

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

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There are 2 definitions of rebate in English:

rebate2

Syllabification: re·bate
Pronunciation: /ˈrabit, ˈrēˌbāt
 
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noun & verb

Origin

late 17th century: alteration of rabbet.

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