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v. pro·rat·ed, pro·rat·ing, pro·rates
To divide, distribute, or assess proportionately.
To settle affairs on the basis of proportional distribution.
[From pro rata.]
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chiefly US and Canadian to divide, assess, or distribute (something) proportionately
[C19: from pro rata]
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v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing. v.t.
1. to divide, distribute, or calculate proportionately.v.i.
2. to make an arrangement on a basis of proportional distribution.
[1855–60, Amer.; partial translation of pro rata]
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Past participle: prorated
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|Verb||1.||prorate - make a proportional settlement or distribution|
prorate - divide or assess proportionally; "The rent was prorated for the rest of the month"
settle - dispose of; make a financial settlement
|2.||prorate - divide or assess proportionally; "The rent was prorated for the rest of the month"|
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
prorate - make a proportional settlement or distribution
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