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Abate - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Abate' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Abate [ n.]
- Abatement.
2 . Abate [ v. t.]
- To beat down; to overthrow.
- 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.
- To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
- To blunt.
- To reduce in estimation; to deprive.
- To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.
- To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.
- To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.
- To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.

Meaning of 'Abate' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . abate [ v]
Meaning (1):
- become less in amount or intensity
Example in sentence:
  • The rain let up after a few hours;
  • The storm abated