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discount

dis·count

discount

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: dihs kaUnt [or] dIs kaUnt
inflections: discounted, discounting, discounts
definition 1: to deduct (an amount or percentage) from a cost or price.
The owner discounted twenty percent from the price of the dress because it was slightly torn at the seam.
synonyms:
deduct
antonyms:
add
similar words:
abate, cheapen, rebate, reduce, shave
definition 2: to pay little or no heed to; underestimate or disregard.
The actress's husband discounted the rumors that were circulating about his wife.
synonyms:
disregard, ignore
antonyms:
believe
similar words:
dismiss, neglect, overlook, pretermit, underestimate
definition 3: to lend or advance money on (commercial paper payable in the future) with interest deducted in advance.
definition 4: to buy or sell (commercial paper) at a reduction based on interest to be accumulated before maturity.
definition 5: to take into consideration beforehand; anticipate.
The stock market is believed to discount changes in the economy.
synonyms:
foretell
similar words:
anticipate, foresee, predict
definition 6: to find the present value of (a sum to be paid or collected in the future).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: dIs kaUnt [or] dih skaUnt
definition 1: to lend or advance money with interest deducted in advance.
definition 2: to reduce the price on goods or services for sale.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: dIs kaUnt
definition 1: an amount or percentage deducted from the full or standard price or cost.
The store is offering discounts on many types of merchandise this week.
synonyms:
cut, deduction, markdown, reduction
antonyms:
increase
similar words:
abatement, cutback, exemption, rebate, refund, rollback, slash
definition 2: an advance payment of interest on a loan.
similar words:
advance
definition 3: an act or instance of discounting commercial paper, or the rate at which it is discounted.
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derivations: discountable (adj.), discounter (n.)