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abate

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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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do away with, set aside

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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

synonyms see in addition decrease



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