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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.
References in classic literature ?
Mell, I should think of him, in connexion with that afternoon when the uproar was at its height, as of one of those animals, baited by a thousand dogs.
While, with smooth and smiling cheek, the courtiers, each in turn, followed their Prince's example, and aimed a shaft of ridicule at Cedric, the face of the Saxon became inflamed with passion, and he glanced his eyes fiercely from one to another, as if the quick succession of so many injuries had prevented his replying to them in turn; or, like a baited bull, who, surrounded by his tormentors, is at a loss to choose from among them the immediate object of his revenge.
When Edwards had secured his own boat, he baited his hook and threw it into the lake, with out speaking.
To this cord several hooks are attached by short lines, a few feet distant from each other, and baited with small fish.
One by one, the Provinces of the Empire were hauled up and baited, hit and held, lashed under the belly, and forced back on their haunches for the amusement of their new masters in the parish of Westminster.
The tubs were full of neatly coiled line carrying a big hook each few feet; and the testing and baiting of every single hook, with the stowage of the baited line so that it should run clear when shot from the dory, was a scientific business.
When the distressing communication at Uppercross was over, and he had seen the father and mother quite as composed as could be hoped, and the daughter all the better for being with them, he announced his intention of returning in the same carriage to Lyme; and when the horses were baited, he was off.
The results shows that the trap was skillfully baited.
Why, he began by being a small Shropshire farmer before they made a baited bull of him," said Mr.
Having baited the hook with some bread which he broke from his loaf, he dropped the line into the water and almost instantly it was seized by a great fish.
Oti baited his hook with a piece of squid, which he tore with his teeth from the live and squirming monster, and hook and bait sank in white flames to the bottom.