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English noun: discount

1. discount (act) the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

Synonymsdeduction, price reduction

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

2. discount (possession) interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

Synonymsbank discount, discount rate

Broader (hypernym)interest rate, rate of interest

Narrower (hyponym)bank rate

3. discount (possession) a refund of some fraction of the amount paid


Broader (hypernym)refund

Narrower (hyponym)rent-rebate

4. discount (possession) an amount or percentage deducted


Broader (hypernym)adjustment, allowance

Narrower (hyponym)trade discount

English verb: discount

1. discount (communication) bar from attention or consideration

SamplesShe dismissed his advances.

Synonymsbrush aside, brush off, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)reject

Narrower (hyponym)cold-shoulder, discredit, disoblige, flout, laugh away, laugh off, pass off, scoff, shrug off, slight, turn a blind eye

2. discount (possession) give a reduction in price on

SamplesI never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mark down

Narrower (hyponym)allow, rebate

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