Definitions for abateəˈbeɪt

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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)

    abatement

  11. Origin: [OF. abatre to beat down, F. abattre, LL. abatere; ab or ad + batere, battere (popular form for L. batuere to beat). Cf. Bate, Batter.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abate

    a-bāt′, v.t. to lessen: to deduct (with of): to mitigate: (law) to put an end to, do away with, as of an action or a nuisance, to render null, as a writ.—v.i. to grow less.—adjs. Abāt′able, capable of being abated; Abāt′ed, beaten down or cut away, as the background of an ornamental pattern in relief.—n. Abate′ment, the act of abating: the sum or quantity abated: (law) the act of intruding on a freehold and taking possession before the heir, the abandonment of an action, or the reduction of a legacy: (her.) a supposed mark of dishonour on a coat of arms—apparently never actually used.—Abated arms, those whose edges have been blunted for the tournament. [O. Fr. abatre, to beat down—L. ab, from, and batĕre, popular form of batuĕre, to beat: conn. with Beat.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Director General Parker:

    We face a very serious level of threat that is complex to combat and unlikely to abate significantly for some time.

  2. Butler:

    All wit and fancy, like a diamond, The more exact and curious ?tis ground, Is forced for every carat to abate As much of value as it wants in weight.

  3. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:

    I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ضعف, هزم, نقص, أضعفArabic
  • zurückgehen, verringern, einstellen, nachlassen, legen, mindernGerman
  • reducir, suprimir, abatir, humillar, menguarSpanish
  • خرد کردنPersian
  • vähentää, alentua, lauhtua, laantua, raueta, alentaa, nöyryyttää, hellittää, vähentyäFinnish
  • ralentir, descendre, déduire, cesser, amoindrir, diminuer, retrancher, réduireFrench
  • laghdú, laghdaighIrish
  • न्यून होनाHindi
  • csökkentHungarian
  • verliezen, overslaan, verminderen, uitsluiten, reduceren, humiliëren, afnemen, verzwakken, luwen, aftrekken, weglaten, verlagen, neerslaan, vernederenDutch
  • avta, minke, slå ned, ydmyke, forminske, forringe, løyeNorwegian
  • diminuir, reduzir, descer, declinar, cessar, derrotar, abater, embotar, suprimir, deduzir, excluir, barrarPortuguese
  • уменьшиться, спадать, уменьшать, уменьшить, уменьшаться, спастьRussian
  • tenzil etmek, azaltmakTurkish
  • nhụt, huỷ bỏ, ram, đỡ, hạ, thủ tiêu, mất hết, đi, bớt, ngớt, thanh toánVietnamese

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