Meaning of ABATE in English

ABATE

I . v. a.

1.

Lessen, diminish, decrease, reduce, lower, relax, slacken.

2.

Remit, allow, bate, rebate, deduct.

3.

Moderate, assuage, mitigate, soothe, soften, qualify, alleviate, mollify, allay, appease, pacify, compose, tranquillize, temper, attemper, quiet, quell, calm, dull, blunt.

4.

Batter down, beat down, demolish, raze, lay low.

5.

( Law .) Remove, suppress, terminate, put an end to.

II . v. n.

1.

Decrease, diminish, lessen, subside, sink, wane, decline, fall away, fall off, fade, fade away, ebb, intermit, slacken.

2.

( Law .) Be defeated, frustrated, or overthrown, fail.

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