- vt. 减少；打折扣
- vi. 退还部分付款，打折扣
- n. 折扣
- n. (Rebate)人名；(西)雷瓦特
来自古法语 rabattre,打下，赶回，来自 re-,向后，abate,减轻，减少。引申词义减免，折扣， 返还。
- rebate:  A rebate is etymologically an amount that has been ‘re-abated’. The word, originally a verb, comes from Old French rabattre ‘beat down again’, hence ‘reduce’, a compound formed from the prefix re- ‘again’ and abattre ‘beat down’ (source of English abate , and also of abattoir , euphemistically a place where animals are ‘beaten down’ or killed). This in turn went back to Vulgar Latin *abbattuere, a compound verb formed from the prefix ad- ‘completely’ and battuere ‘beat’ (source of English battle, combat, etc).
=> abate, abattoir, battle, combat
- rebate (v.)
- late 14c., "to reduce;" early 15c., "to deduct, subtract," from Old French rabattre "beat down, drive back," also "deduct," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + abattre "beat down" (see abate). Meaning "to pay back (a sum) as a rebate" is from 1957. Related: Rebated; rebating.
- rebate (n.)
- 1650s, from rebate (v.).
- 1. Buyers are offered a cash rebate.
- 2. You can claim a rebate on your tax.
- 3. Ten dollars rebate and ten dollars cash back.
- 4. It is cheering to see that customers are to benefit from a rebate on their electricity bills.
- 5. Customers are to benefit from a rebate on their electricity bills.
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