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abate

verb

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3 to put an end to by formal action
  • asked the appellate court to abate the lower court's ruling allowing the patient to be removed from life support

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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

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5 to take something away from
  • recurring problems could not abate her of her enthusiasm for the project

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abate, subside, wane, ebb mean to die down in force or intensity. abate stresses the idea of progressive diminishing. the storm abated subside implies the ceasing of turbulence or agitation. the protests subsided after a few days wane suggests the fading or weakening of something good or impressive. waning enthusiasm ebb suggests the receding of something (such as the tide) that commonly comes and goes. the ebbing of daylight

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The first known use of abate was in the 14th century

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“Abate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/abate. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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