What does abate mean?

Definitions for abate
əˈbeɪtabate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slake, abate, slackverb

    make less active or intense

  2. abate, let up, slack off, slack, die awayverb

    become less in amount or intensity

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ABATEverb

    Etymology: from the French abbatre, to beat down.

    Who can tell whether the divine wisdom, to abate the glory of those kings, did not reserve this work to be done by a queen, that it might appear to be his own immediate work? John Davies, on Ireland.

    If you did know to whom I gave the ring,
    And how unwillingly I left the ring,
    You would abate the strength of your displeasure. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    Here we see the hopes of great benefit and light from expositors and commentators are in a great part abated; and those who have most need of your help, can receive but little from them, and can have very little assurance of reaching the Apostle’s sense, by what they find in them. John Locke, Essay on St. Paul’s Epistles.

    This iron world (the same he weeping says)
    Brings down the stoutest hearts to lowest state:
    For misery doth bravest minds abate. Edmund Spenser, Hubberd’s Tale.

    —— —— —— —— Have they power still
    To banish your defenders, till at length
    Your ignorance deliver you,
    As most abated captives to some nation
    That won you without blows? William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    Time that changes all, yet changes us in vain,
    The body, not the mind; nor can controul
    Th’ immortal vigour, or abate the soul. John Dryden, Æneid.

  2. To Abateverb

    To grow less; as, his passion abates; the storm abates. It is used sometimes with the particle of before the thing lessened.

    Our physicians have observed, that, in process of time, some diseases have abated of their virulence, and have, in a manner, worn out their malignity, so as to be no longer mortal. John Dryden, Hind and Panth.

Wikipedia

  1. abate

    State motorcyclists' rights organizations (SMROs) exist in about 32 US states, 25 of which call themselves "ABATE of (state name)," the rest going by various other names. SMROs advocate for the motorcycle rider and freedom on the road. In the motorcycling world, that generally means they oppose mandatory helmet laws, restrictions on handlebar heights and the profiling of motorcycle riders. Instead ABATE encourages riders to safely ride their motorcycle how it is setup and actively promotes greater public awareness of motorcyclist and traffic 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. SMRO 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 SMRO's, consisting primarily of state ABATE groups, created the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) to lobby in Washington DC. The SMROs and MRF are often allied with the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) on legislative issues.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abateverb

    to beat down; to overthrow

  2. Abateverb

    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. Abateverb

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

  4. Abateverb

    to blunt

  5. Abateverb

    to reduce in estimation; to deprive

  6. Abateverb

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

  7. Abateverb

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

  8. Abateverb

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

  9. Abateverb

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

  10. Abatenoun

    abatement

  11. Etymology: [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.]

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  2. ateba

  3. batea

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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

Examples of abate in a Sentence

  1. Richard Clarida:

    There are some indications that headwinds to global growth may be beginning to abate.

  2. Director General Parker:

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

  3. William Tong:

    Every dollar paid here is one dollar less for states like Connecticut trying to maximize money from Purdue and the Sacklers to abate the opioid epidemic, preserving Purdue's ability to continue selling opioids as a public benefit corporation is simply unacceptable. The timing of this agreement mere weeks before the election raises serious questions about whether DOJ political leadership was negotiating in the best interest of the American public.

  4. Benjamin Goldstein:

    Those who emit the most are probably in the best position financially to abate those emissions, but we also need all hands on deck to deal with this problem, so we need to address low-income households.

  5. 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.

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  • هزم, نقص, ضعف, أضعفArabic
  • verringern, mindern, einstellen, legen, nachlassen, zurückgehenGerman
  • menguar, reducir, suprimir, abatir, humillarSpanish
  • خرد کردنPersian
  • alentaa, laantua, nöyryyttää, hellittää, raueta, lauhtua, vähentyä, alentua, vähentääFinnish
  • réduire, ralentir, descendre, déduire, amoindrir, diminuer, retrancher, cesserFrench
  • laghdú, laghdaighIrish
  • रोक-थाम करना, न्यून होनाHindi
  • csökkentHungarian
  • ridurreItalian
  • vernederen, verlagen, weglaten, neerslaan, aftrekken, verliezen, luwen, humiliëren, reduceren, verzwakken, uitsluiten, overslaan, verminderen, afnemenDutch
  • slå ned, forminske, ydmyke, forringe, minke, avta, løyeNorwegian
  • descer, deduzir, reduzir, declinar, barrar, excluir, diminuir, suprimir, embotar, abater, cessar, derrotarPortuguese
  • уменьшиться, спадать, уменьшаться, уменьшать, спасть, уменьшитьRussian
  • azaltmak, tenzil etmekTurkish
  • کم کرناUrdu
  • ngớt, bớt, thanh toán, nhụt, huỷ bỏ, ram, đỡ, đi, mất hết, thủ tiêu, hạVietnamese

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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. secession
    • B. reciprocal
    • C. snap
    • D. pluck

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