"abate" Definition


  1. v. t. To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.
  2. v. t. To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.
  3. v. t. To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.
  4. v. t. To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.
  5. n. Abatement.
  6. v. t. To beat down; to overthrow.
  7. v. t. To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.
  8. v. t. To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
  9. v. t. To blunt.
  10. v. t. To reduce in estimation; to deprive.

Dictionary Stats for "abate"

Position in dictionary: 230 of 111710 words.
Word Types: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., n., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t.,
Words that start with abate: 4
Words that end with abate: 2
Words that contain abate: 6
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Definition of abate

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