[ US /əˈbeɪt/ ]
[ UK /ɐbˈe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. become less in amount or intensity
    The rain let up after a few hours
    The storm abated
  2. make less active or intense
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How To Use abate In A Sentence

  • Matters went on pretty well with us until my master was seized with a severe fit of illness, in consequence of which his literary scheme was completely defeated, and his condition in life materially injured; of course, the glad tones of encouragement which I had been accustomed to hear were changed into expressions of condolence, and sometimes assurances of unabated friendship; but then it must be remembered that I, the handsomest blue coat, was _still in good condition_, and it will perhaps appear, that if I were not my master's The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 262, July 7, 1827
  • But please do try to abate your demands upon our patience in future. KARA KUSH
  • The rain was steady, and as they rounded a corner alongside the estuary, they saw the fires were beginning to abate. SHADOW OF A DARK QUEEN: BOOK ONE OF THE SERPENTWAR SAGA
  • As there was no abatement of the blows of the boat against the embankment, no reply nor explanation, a shot from the gun of one of the levee-watch came skipping lightsomely over the water as The Crucial Moment 1911
  • Abuses of prosecutorial authority have continued unabated.
  • Her pain was considerably reduced but the spasms continued unabated.
  • He said: "It doesn't seem to abate, that is for sure. Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph
  • Once the symptoms begin to abate and you can move around comfortably, mild physical exertion may help sweat out the evil humors.
  • Their success continued unabated throughout the '70s, culminating with the year-and-a-half-long Worldwide Texas Tour.
  • It’s a bad sign when you double the number of border patrol agents, and the number of arrests drops, while the obvious problems remain unabated ..... The Volokh Conspiracy » Kobach on Arizona’s Immigration Law
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