Definitions for abateəˈbeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.t.)to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish:
to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.
Law. to stop or suppress (an action, nuisance, etc.). to annul (a writ).
to deduct or subtract:
to abate part of the price.
(v.i.)to diminish in intensity, violence, amount, etc.:
The storm has abated.
Law. to end; become null and void.
Origin of abate:
1300–50; ME < MF abatre to beat down =a-a -5+batre < LL batere, for L battuere to beat
slake, abate, slack(verb)
make less active or intense
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"
to beat down; to overthrow
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
to deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price
to reduce in estimation; to deprive
to bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ
to diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets
to decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates
to be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates
State motorcyclists' rights organizations
State motorcyclists' rights organizations exist in about 32 US states, 25 of which call themselves "ABATE of," the rest going by various other names. SMROs advocate for a point of view in motorcycling that is, in general, opposed to mandatory helmet laws, required motorcycle safety inspections, mandatory rider training and licensing, and other similar regulation. Instead SRMOs favor optional or voluntary motorcycle rider safety education, training, and licensing, and greater public awareness of motorcyclist safety issues. They also favor stronger penalties for car driver infractions such as right of way violations, or when drivers are at fault in accidents that harm motorcycle riders. SRMO activities include lobbying legislatures, letter writing campaigns, and paying for public service announcements and political advertisements. To carry out lobbying at the national level, a coalition of SRMO's created the Motorcycle Riders Foundation to lobby in Washington DC. The SRMOs and MRF are often allied with the American Motorcyclist Association on legislative issues.
Translations for abate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to become less
The storm abated.
- يَخِفْ، يَهْدأArabic
- diminuirPortuguese (BR)
- zeslábnout, zmírnit seCzech
- disminuir, amainarSpanish
- leevenema, raugemaEstonian
- فروکش کردنFarsi
- לְהַחֲלִישׁ, לִשׁכּוֹךHebrew
- कम होनाHindi
- minnka, lægjaIcelandic
- sumažėti, nurimtiLithuanian
- mazināt; atslābt; pierimtLatvian
- avta, minkeNorwegian
- كم شدنPersian
- a se domoli; a se micşoraRomanian
- zmenšiť sa; zmierniť sa; utíšiť saSlovak
- poleči se; znižatiSlovenian
- น้อยลง; สิ้นสุดThai
- dinmek, yatışmakTurkish
- 減輕，消退Chinese (Trad.)
- ослабляти; зменшуватиUkrainian
- کم ہونا ، ہلکا ہوناUrdu
- dịu điVietnamese
- 减少，减轻Chinese (Simp.)
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