Refund vs Rebate - What's the difference?

refund | rebate |


As verbs the difference between refund and rebate

is that refund is to return (money) to (someone); to reimburse while rebate is to deduct or return an amount from a bill or payment.

As nouns the difference between refund and rebate

is that refund is an amount of money returned while rebate is a deduction from an amount to be paid; an abatement.

refund

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To return (money) to (someone); to reimburse.
  • A governor, that had pillaged the people, was sentenced to refund what he had wrongfully taken. — L'Estrange.
    If you find this computer for sale anywhere at a lower price, we'll refund you the difference.
  • (obsolete) To supply again with funds.
  • to refund a railroad loan
  • (obsolete, rare) To pour back.
  • Were the humours of the eye tinctured with any colour, they would refund that colour upon the object. — Ray.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An amount of money returned.
  • If the camera is faulty, you can return it to the store where you bought it for a refund.

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    * English heteronyms

    rebate

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A deduction from an amount to be paid; an abatement.
  • The return of part of an amount already paid.
  • (photography) The edge of a roll of film, from which no image can be developed.
  • A rectangular groove made to hold two pieces (of wood etc) together; a rabbet.
  • * '>citation
  • A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.
  • An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
  • A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
  • Verb

    (rebat)
  • To deduct or return an amount from a bill or payment
  • To diminish or lessen something
  • To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
  • * Shakespeare
  • But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge.
  • To cut a rebate (or rabbet) in something
  • To abate; to withdraw.
  • (Foxe)

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