Definitions for ABATEəˈbeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•bateəˈbeɪt(v.)a•bat•ed, a•bat•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish:

    to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.

  2. Law. to stop or suppress (an action, nuisance, etc.). to annul (a writ).

    Category: Law

  3. to deduct or subtract:

    to abate part of the price.

  4. (v.i.)to diminish in intensity, violence, amount, etc.:

    The storm has abated.

  5. Law. to end; become null and void.

    Category: Law

Origin of abate:

1300–50; ME < MF abatre to beat down =a-a -5+batre < LL batere, for L battuere to beat



Princeton's WordNet

  1. slake, abate, slack(verb)

    make less active or intense

  2. abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away(verb)

    become less in amount or intensity

    "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abate(verb)

    to beat down; to overthrow

  2. Abate(verb)

    to bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope

  3. Abate(verb)

    to deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price

  4. Abate(verb)

    to blunt

  5. Abate(verb)

    to reduce in estimation; to deprive

  6. Abate(verb)

    to bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ

  7. Abate(verb)

    to diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets

  8. Abate(verb)

    to decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates

  9. Abate(verb)

    to be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates

  10. Abate(noun)


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to become less

The storm abated.

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