Pronunciation of Abate
/ɐbˈe͡ɪt/, /ɐbˈeɪt/, /ɐ_b_ˈeɪ_t/
Antonyms for abate:
Synonyms for abate:
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
deduct, lessen, abridge, die down, shorten, concentrate, shrink, dwindle, deplete, deflate, diminish, subside, erode, recede, lower, compress, compact, curtail, truncate, decrement, decrease, abbreviate, contract, wane, drain.
lessen, grow or cause to grow less (verb)
Usage examples for abate:
- " Then we will abate it by carrying you up there," said Van Shaw smiling, and Helen smiled back at him, to Felix Bauer's rage. - "The High Calling", Charles M. Sheldon.
- Abate your price, and stick to it. - "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.
- And Aunt M'riar clapped her hands on her ears, leaving an iron, that she had been trying to abate to a professional heat, to make a brown island on its flannel zone of influence. - "When Ghost Meets Ghost", William Frend De Morgan.