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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.4 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alleviate

    etymologically, to alleviate is to lift a burden toward oneself, and so lighten it for the bearer; to relieve is to lift it back from the bearer, nearly or quite away; to remove is to take it away altogether. alleviate is thus less than relieve; relieve, ordinarily, less than remove. we alleviate, relieve or remove the trouble; we relieve, not alleviate, the sufferer. assuage is, by derivation, to sweeten; mitigate, to make mild; moderate, to bring within measure; abate, to beat down, and so make less. we abate a fever; lessen anxiety; moderate passions or desires; lighten burdens; mitigate or alleviate pain; reduce inflammation;[34] soften, a ssuage, or moderate grief; we lighten or mitigate punishments; we relieve any suffering of body or mind that admits of help, comfort, or remedy. alleviate has been often confused with allay. compare allay.

    Submitted by santoshk.61727 on June 10, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.5 / 2 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. abateverb

    moderate, assuage, subside, diminish, intermit


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  1. Terri White:

    If we do not abate it, more Oklahomans will die.

  2. Richard Clarida:

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

  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. 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.

  5. David Miliband:

    This is not a blip, the forces that are driving more and more people from their homes - weak states, big tumults within the Islamic world, a divided international system .. None of these things are likely to abate soon.

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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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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. overt
    • B. ulterior
    • C. overhead
    • D. surface

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