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ABATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does abate mean? 

ABATE (verb)
  The verb ABATE has 2 senses:

1. make less active or intense
2. become less in amount or intensity

  Familiarity information: ABATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABATE (verb)


Sense 1abate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make less active or intense

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

abate; slake; slack

Hypernyms (to "abate" is one way to...):

decrease; lessen; minify (make smaller)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2abate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become less in amount or intensity

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

die away; let up; slack off; abate; slack

Context examples:

The storm abated / The rain let up after a few hours

Hypernyms (to "abate" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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