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  • abate — 1 *abolish, extinguish, annihilate Analogous words: end, terminate (see CLOSE): *annul, void, abrogate: cancel, obliterate (see ERASE): *nullify, invalidate Antonyms: perpetuate Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Abate — A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. i. [See {Abate}, v. t.] 1. To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates. [1913 Webster] The fury of Glengarry . . . rapidly abated. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be defeated, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abate — verb (abated; abating) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French abatre to strike down more at rebate Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to put an end to < abate a nuisance > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • abate — abatable, adj. abater; Law. abator, n. /euh bayt /, v., abated, abating. v.t. 1. to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one s enthusiasm. 2. Law. a. to put an end to or suppress (a nuisance). b.… …   Universalium

  • abate — a•bate [[t]əˈbeɪt[/t]] v. a•bat•ed, a•bat•ing 1) to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one s enthusiasm[/ex] 2) law Law. a) to stop or suppress (an action, nuisance, etc.) b) to annul (a writ) 3) …   From formal English to slang

  • abate — /əˈbeɪt / (say uh bayt) verb (abated, abating) –verb (t) 1. to reduce in amount, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: to abate a tax; to abate one s enthusiasm. 2. Law to put an end to or suppress (a nuisance); suspend or extinguish (an action);… …  

  • abate — 1. verb /əˈbeɪt/ a) To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets. b) To diminish in force or intensity. Not that they feel it so,… …   Wiktionary

  • To abate in lands — Abate A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. i. [See {Abate}, v. t.] 1. To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates. [1913 Webster] The fury of Glengarry . . . rapidly abated. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be defeated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To abate into a freehold — Abate A*bate ([.a]*b[=a]t ), v. i. [See {Abate}, v. t.] 1. To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates. [1913 Webster] The fury of Glengarry . . . rapidly abated. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To be defeated …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mitigate — mit·i·gate / mi tə ˌgāt/ vb gat·ed, gat·ing vt: to lessen or minimize the severity of what actions the State took to mitigate the hazardous conditions Estate of Arrowwood v. State, 894 P.2d 642 (1995) factors that mitigate the crime see also… …   Law dictionary

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