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1. abate

verb. ['əˈbeɪt'] become less in amount or intensity.

Synonyms

  • diminish
  • let up
  • decrease
  • lessen
  • fall
  • die away
  • slack off

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • tightness
  • dehydrate
  • tense

Etymology

  • abaten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Abate

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  • circumnavigate
  • recriminate
  • solid-state
  • silverplate
  • remunerate
  • multistate
  • intrastate
  • interrelate
  • disinflate
  • demodulate
  • translate
  • stagflate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • conflate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • reflate
  • prorate

How do you pronounce abate?

Pronounce abate as əˈbeɪt.

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Sentences with abate


1. Verb, base form
Once the headaches begin to abate, cut your intake by half again.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Until the symptoms of separation anxiety abate, however, keep him crated while you are gone.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
The program makes funds available for repairs to dwellings, particularly those repairs that abate a safety hazard.

2. abate

verb. ['əˈbeɪt'] make less active or intense.

Synonyms

  • decrease
  • lessen
  • slake
  • minify

Antonyms

  • diligent
  • stiffen
  • running
  • inflate

Etymology

  • abaten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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