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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abate

    The storm, the fever, the pain abates. Interest declines. Misfortunes may be mitigated, desires moderated, intense anger abated, population decreased, taxes reduced. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy, suppress a rebellion. See ALLEVIATE.

    decline, decrease, diminish, ebb, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, magnify, rage, raise, revive

    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. abate

    terminate, remove, suppress, lower, reduce, mitigate, diminish, moderate, lessen, subside, decrease

    prolong, continue, revive, develop, increase, aggravate, magnify, brew, ferment, rage, extend, enlarge, amplify, raise, enhance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slake, abate, slackverb

    make less active or intense

    slack off, slack, allay, slow down, slake, slow up, slow, quench, slacken, assuage, relax, die away, let up, slack up

  2. abate, let up, slack off, slack, die awayverb

    become less in amount or intensity

    "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours"

    slack off, slack, ease off, die away, slow up, relax, slacken, slake, slow, slack up, slow down, let up, ease up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. abateverb

    lessen, diminish, decrease, reduce, lower, relax, slacken

  2. abateverb

    remit, allow, bate, rebate, deduct

  3. abateverb

    moderate, assuage, mitigate, soothe, soften, qualify, alleviate, mollify, allay, appease, pacify, compose, tranquillize, temper, attempor, quiet, quell, calm, dull, blunt

  4. abateverb

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

  5. abateverb

    decrease, diminish, lessen, subside, wane, ebb, intermit, slacken

  6. abateverb

    (Law.) be defeated, frustrated, or overthrown

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. abateverb

    moderate, assuage, subside, diminish, intermit


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How to use abate in a sentence?

  1. Mycle Schneider:

    To protect the climate, we must abate the most carbon at the least cost and in the least time.

  2. Director General Parker:

    We face a very serious level of threat that is complex to combat and unlikely to abate significantly for some time.

  3. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu:

    I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.

  4. Richard Clarida:

    There are some indications that headwinds to global growth may be beginning to abate.

  5. Butler:

    All wit and fancy, like a diamond, The more exact and curious ?tis ground, Is forced for every carat to abate As much of value as it wants in weight.

Translations for abate

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  • هزم, نقص, ضعف, أضعفArabic
  • verringern, mindern, einstellen, legen, nachlassen, zurückgehenGerman
  • menguar, reducir, suprimir, abatir, humillarSpanish
  • خرد کردنPersian
  • alentaa, laantua, nöyryyttää, hellittää, raueta, lauhtua, vähentyä, alentua, vähentääFinnish
  • réduire, ralentir, descendre, déduire, amoindrir, diminuer, retrancher, cesserFrench
  • laghdú, laghdaighIrish
  • रोक-थाम करना, न्यून होनाHindi
  • csökkentHungarian
  • ridurreItalian
  • vernederen, verlagen, weglaten, neerslaan, aftrekken, verliezen, luwen, humiliëren, reduceren, verzwakken, uitsluiten, overslaan, verminderen, afnemenDutch
  • slå ned, forminske, ydmyke, forringe, minke, avta, løyeNorwegian
  • descer, deduzir, reduzir, declinar, barrar, excluir, diminuir, suprimir, embotar, abater, cessar, derrotarPortuguese
  • уменьшиться, спадать, уменьшаться, уменьшать, спасть, уменьшитьRussian
  • azaltmak, tenzil etmekTurkish
  • کم کرناUrdu
  • ngớt, bớt, thanh toán, nhụt, huỷ bỏ, ram, đỡ, đi, mất hết, thủ tiêu, hạVietnamese

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