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bate 1

 (bāt)
tr.v. bat·ed, bat·ing, bates
1. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate: "To his dying day he bated his breath a little when he told the story" (George Eliot). See Usage Note at bait1.
2. To take away; subtract.

[Middle English baten, short for abaten; see abate.]

bate 2

also bait  (bāt)
intr.v. bat·ed, bat·ing, bates also bait·ed or bait·ing or baits
To flap the wings wildly or frantically. Used of a falcon.

[Middle English baten, from Old French batre, to beat; see batter1.]

bate

(beɪt)
vb
1. another word for abate
2. with bated breath holding one's breath in suspense or fear

bate

(beɪt)
vb
(Falconry) (intr) (of hawks) to jump violently from a perch or the falconer's fist, often hanging from the leash while struggling to escape
[C13: from Old French batre to beat, from Latin battuere; related to bat1]

bate

(beɪt)
vb (tr)
(Tanning) to soak (skin or hides) in a special solution to soften them and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
n
(Tanning) the solution used
[Old English bǣtan to bait1]

bate

(beɪt)
n
slang Brit a bad temper or rage
[C19: from bait1, alluding to the mood of a person who is being baited]

bate1

(beɪt)

v. bat•ed, bat•ing. v.t.
1. to moderate or restrain: to bate one's enthusiasm.
2. to lessen or diminish; abate.
v.i.
3. to diminish or subside; abate.
Idioms:
with bated breath, in a state of suspenseful anticipation.
[1250–1300; Middle English, aph. variant of abate]

bate2

(beɪt)

v.i. bat•ed, bat•ing.
(of a hawk) to flutter the wings, as in anger or fear.
[1250–1300; Middle English: to beat, flap (wings, etc.) < Middle French (se) batre « Latin battuere to beat]

bate


Past participle: bated
Gerund: bating

Imperative
bate
bate
Present
I bate
you bate
he/she/it bates
we bate
you bate
they bate
Preterite
I bated
you bated
he/she/it bated
we bated
you bated
they bated
Present Continuous
I am bating
you are bating
he/she/it is bating
we are bating
you are bating
they are bating
Present Perfect
I have bated
you have bated
he/she/it has bated
we have bated
you have bated
they have bated
Past Continuous
I was bating
you were bating
he/she/it was bating
we were bating
you were bating
they were bating
Past Perfect
I had bated
you had bated
he/she/it had bated
we had bated
you had bated
they had bated
Future
I will bate
you will bate
he/she/it will bate
we will bate
you will bate
they will bate
Future Perfect
I will have bated
you will have bated
he/she/it will have bated
we will have bated
you will have bated
they will have bated
Future Continuous
I will be bating
you will be bating
he/she/it will be bating
we will be bating
you will be bating
they will be bating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bating
you have been bating
he/she/it has been bating
we have been bating
you have been bating
they have been bating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bating
you will have been bating
he/she/it will have been bating
we will have been bating
you will have been bating
they will have been bating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bating
you had been bating
he/she/it had been bating
we had been bating
you had been bating
they had been bating
Conditional
I would bate
you would bate
he/she/it would bate
we would bate
you would bate
they would bate
Past Conditional
I would have bated
you would have bated
he/she/it would have bated
we would have bated
you would have bated
they would have bated

bate


Past participle: bated
Gerund: bating

Imperative
bate
bate
Present
I bate
you bate
he/she/it bates
we bate
you bate
they bate
Preterite
I bated
you bated
he/she/it bated
we bated
you bated
they bated
Present Continuous
I am bating
you are bating
he/she/it is bating
we are bating
you are bating
they are bating
Present Perfect
I have bated
you have bated
he/she/it has bated
we have bated
you have bated
they have bated
Past Continuous
I was bating
you were bating
he/she/it was bating
we were bating
you were bating
they were bating
Past Perfect
I had bated
you had bated
he/she/it had bated
we had bated
you had bated
they had bated
Future
I will bate
you will bate
he/she/it will bate
we will bate
you will bate
they will bate
Future Perfect
I will have bated
you will have bated
he/she/it will have bated
we will have bated
you will have bated
they will have bated
Future Continuous
I will be bating
you will be bating
he/she/it will be bating
we will be bating
you will be bating
they will be bating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bating
you have been bating
he/she/it has been bating
we have been bating
you have been bating
they have been bating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bating
you will have been bating
he/she/it will have been bating
we will have been bating
you will have been bating
they will have been bating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bating
you had been bating
he/she/it had been bating
we had been bating
you had been bating
they had been bating
Conditional
I would bate
you would bate
he/she/it would bate
we would bate
you would bate
they would bate
Past Conditional
I would have bated
you would have bated
he/she/it would have bated
we would have bated
you would have bated
they would have bated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bate - moderate or restrainbate - moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
2.bate - flap the wings wildly or franticallybate - flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
flap, beat - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
3.bate - soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatmentsbate - soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
souse, soak, sop, dowse, drench, douse - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"

bate

verb
To become or cause to become less active or intense:
abate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall, fall off, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane.