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abatement

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of abatement

  1. 1 something that is or may be subtracted <entitled to a tax abatement for child care expenses> Synonyms deduction, discount, reductionRelated Words giveback, kickback, rebate; dent, depreciation; decline, decrement, diminishment, diminution, drop, fall, loss; forfeit, forfeiture, penaltyNear Antonyms accretion, accrual, augmentation, boost, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise; appreciationAntonyms accession, addition

  2. 2 the amount by which something is lessened <there's been a significant abatement in noise from the floor above since the upstairs neighbors installed carpets> Synonyms decrease, decline, decrement, dent, depletion, depression, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, loss, reduction, shrinkage, step-downRelated Words deduction, subtraction; downturn, slip, slump; curtailment, cut, cutback, retrenchment, shorteningNear Antonyms accretion, accrual, accumulation, addition, supplement; continuation, extension; upswing, uptrend, upturnAntonyms boost, enlargement, gain, increase, increment, raise, rise, step-up, uptick

  3. 3 the doing away with something by formal action <sought an abatement of the court proceeding on the grounds that the plaintiff had no legal standing in the case> Synonyms abolition, abolishment, abrogation, annulment, avoidance, cancellation (also cancelation), defeasance, dissolution, invalidation, negation, nullification, quashing, repeal, rescindment, voidingRelated Words abortion, calling off, recall; countermand, override, overruling, overturn, veto; retraction, reversal, revocation, suspension, withdrawal; banning, enjoining, forbiddance, outlawing, prohibition; disallowance, dismissal, rejection; elimination, eradication, erasure, liquidation, removalNear Antonyms enactment, legislation; establishment, founding, institution; formalization, legalization, legitimation, legitimization, validation; passing, ratification; approval, authorization, clearance, endorsement (also indorsement), permission, sanctioning; commandment, decreeing, mandating, ordering, prescription





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