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a·bate

 (ə-bāt′)
v. a·bat·ed, a·bat·ing, a·bates
v.tr.
1. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen: a program to abate air pollution.
2. Law
a. To put an end to: The court ordered that the nuisance of the wrecked vehicle in the front yard be abated.
b. To make void: The judge abated the lawsuit.
c. To reduce for some period of time: The town abated the taxes on buildings of historical importance for three years.
v.intr.
1. To fall off in degree or intensity; subside: waiting for the rain to abate. See Synonyms at decrease.
2. Law
a. To become void.
b. To become reduced for a period of time.

[Middle English abaten, from Old French abattre, to beat down : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + batre, to beat; see batter1.]

abate

(əˈbeɪt)
vb
1. to make or become less in amount, intensity, degree, etc: the storm has abated.
2. (Law) (tr) law
a. to remove, suppress, or terminate (a nuisance)
b. to suspend or extinguish (a claim or action)
c. to annul (a writ)
3. (Law) (intr) law (of a writ, legal action, etc) to become null and void
4. (tr) to subtract or deduct, as part of a price
[C14: from Old French abatre to beat down, fell]

a•bate

(əˈbeɪt)

v. a•bat•ed, a•bat•ing. v.t.
1. to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.
2. Law.
a. to stop or suppress (an action, nuisance, etc.).
b. to annul (a writ).
3. to deduct or subtract: to abate part of the price.
v.i.
4. to diminish in intensity, violence, amount, etc.: The storm has abated.
5. Law. to end; become null and void.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French abatre to beat down =a- a-5 + batre < Late Latin batere, for Latin battuere to beat]
a•bat′a•ble, adj.
a•bat′er; Law. a•ba′tor, n.

abate


Past participle: abated
Gerund: abating

Imperative
abate
abate
Present
I abate
you abate
he/she/it abates
we abate
you abate
they abate
Preterite
I abated
you abated
he/she/it abated
we abated
you abated
they abated
Present Continuous
I am abating
you are abating
he/she/it is abating
we are abating
you are abating
they are abating
Present Perfect
I have abated
you have abated
he/she/it has abated
we have abated
you have abated
they have abated
Past Continuous
I was abating
you were abating
he/she/it was abating
we were abating
you were abating
they were abating
Past Perfect
I had abated
you had abated
he/she/it had abated
we had abated
you had abated
they had abated
Future
I will abate
you will abate
he/she/it will abate
we will abate
you will abate
they will abate
Future Perfect
I will have abated
you will have abated
he/she/it will have abated
we will have abated
you will have abated
they will have abated
Future Continuous
I will be abating
you will be abating
he/she/it will be abating
we will be abating
you will be abating
they will be abating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abating
you have been abating
he/she/it has been abating
we have been abating
you have been abating
they have been abating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abating
you will have been abating
he/she/it will have been abating
we will have been abating
you will have been abating
they will have been abating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abating
you had been abating
he/she/it had been abating
we had been abating
you had been abating
they had been abating
Conditional
I would abate
you would abate
he/she/it would abate
we would abate
you would abate
they would abate
Past Conditional
I would have abated
you would have abated
he/she/it would have abated
we would have abated
you would have abated
they would have abated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abate - make less active or intense
minify, decrease, lessen - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
2.abate - become less in amount or intensityabate - become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"

abate

abate

verb
1. To grow or cause to grow gradually less:
2. To become or cause to become less active or intense:
bate, die (away, down, off, or out), ease (off or up), ebb, fall, fall off, lapse, let up, moderate, remit, slacken, slack off, subside, wane.
3. To take away (a quantity) from another quantity:
Informal: knock off.
Translations
يَخِفْ، يَهْدأ
zeslábnoutzmírnit se
aftage
alentaaalentuahellittäälaantualauhtua
minnka, lægja
nurimtinuslūgimassumažėjimassumažėti
atslābtmazinātiespierimt
dinmekyatışmak

abate

[əˈbeɪt]
A. VI [wind, storm] → amainar; [fever] → bajar; [flood] → retirarse, bajar; [noise] → disminuir; [anger] → aplacarse; [pain, symptoms] → remitir; [enthusiasm] → moderarse
inflationary pressures are abatingceden or remiten las presiones inflacionistas
B. VT (Jur) [+ noise, pollution] (= eliminate) → eliminar; (= reduce) → disminuir

abate

[əˈbeɪt] vi [storm, noise, violence] → s'apaiser, se calmer; [fever, symptoms] → s'apaiser, se calmer

abate

vinachlassen; (storm, eagerness, interest, noise also)abflauen; (pain, fever also)abklingen; (flood)zurückgehen
vt (form) noise, sb’s interestdämpfen; feversenken; painlindern

abate

[əˈbeɪt] vi (frm) (anger, enthusiasm, storm) → placarsi, calmarsi; (pain) → calmarsi; (fever) → abbassarsi, calare; (flood) → abbassarsi; (noise) → diminuire, affievolirsi

abate

(əˈbeit) verb
to become less. The storm abated.
aˈbatement noun
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Holker was so profoundly affected by that possible failure of justice that he involuntarily stopped in the middle of the road, then resumed his walk with abated zeal.
He had abated his vigilance and stood looking down at the body.
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These wise and sober thoughts continued all the while the storm lasted, and indeed some time after; but the next day the wind was abated, and the sea calmer, and I began to be a little inured to it; however, I was very grave for all that day, being also a little sea-sick still; but towards night the weather cleared up, the wind was quite over, and a charming fine evening followed; the sun went down perfectly clear, and rose so the next morning; and having little or no wind, and a smooth sea, the sun shining upon it, the sight was, as I thought, the most delightful that ever I saw.
An irresistible reluctance continued to going home; and as I stayed away a while, the remembrance of the distress I had been in wore off, and as that abated, the little motion I had in my desires to return wore off with it, till at last I quite laid aside the thoughts of it, and looked out for a voyage.
You may be sure I could not rest without inquiring again very quickly what was become of him; and not venturing to go myself, I sent several sham messengers, till after a fortnight's waiting longer, I found that there was hopes of his life, though he was still very ill; then I abated my sending any more to the house, and in some time after I learned in the neighbourhood that he was about house, and then that he was abroad again.
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