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Definition of Abate


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

Abate Translations

abate in Afrikaans is verminder
abate in Dutch is bedaren, bekoelen, luwen
abate in German is nachlassen, verringern, verringern
abate in Italian is rilassare, diminuire
abate in Norwegian is forminske
abate in Portuguese is diminua
abate in Spanish is aflojar, disminuir, disminuir
abate in Swedish is lindra