abate


abate

verb

Definition of ABATE

1
to grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually <interest in the author's home abated as her novels waned in popularity>
Related Words compress, condense, constrict, contract; evaporate, fade (away), fritter (away), give out, melt (away), peter (out), tail (off), vanish; slacken, slow (down); alleviate, relax; flag, sink, weaken; cave (in), collapse, deflate
4
to take away (an amount or number) from a total <I managed to get the used car dealer to abate $200 from the sticker price>
Antonyms add, tack (on)
5
to take something away from <recurring problems could not abate her of her enthusiasm for the project>

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