Definition of 'abate'
Example sentences containing 'abate'
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A December gale had torn at the coast for a full twenty-four hours, and was now starting to abate. THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (1994)But please do try to abate your demands upon our patience in future. KARA KUSH (1994)When it did not abate, she stumbled into the privy chamber. HERE BE DRAGONS (1994)
The rain was steady, and as they rounded a corner alongside the estuary, they saw the fires were beginning to abate. SHADOW OF A DARK QUEEN: BOOK ONE OF THE SERPENTWAR SAGA (1994)
Trends of 'abate'
Used Occasionally. abate is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'abate'
British English: abate VERB
If something bad or undesirable abates, it becomes much less strong or severe.
The storms had abated.
Definition of abate from the Collins English Dictionary
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