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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
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do away with, set aside

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4 to take away (an amount or number) from a total
  • The assessor's office abated the taxes on the property.
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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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