1. make a proportional settlement or distribution;
2. divide or assess proportionally; - Example: "The rent was prorated for the rest of the month"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prorate \Pro*rate"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prorated; p. pr. &
vb. n. Prorating.] [From L. pro rata (sc. parte) according
to a certain part, in proportion.]
To divide or distribute proportionally; to assess pro rata.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make a proportional settlement or distribution
2: divide or assess proportionally; "The rent was prorated for
the rest of the month"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "prorate":
ask, assess, charge, charge for, demand, divide, divvy, exact,
impose, levy, make dutiable, parcel, portion, pro rata, proportion,
proportionate, quota, ration, require, share, shift, stick for,