Synonyms for abate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-beyt
Phonetic Transcription : əˈbeɪt

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Définition of abate

Origin :
  • "put an end to" (c.1300); "to grow less, diminish in power or influence" (early 14c.), from Old French abattre "beat down, cast down," from Vulgar Latin *abbatere, from Latin ad "to" (see ad-) + battuere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Secondary sense of "to fell, slaughter" is in abatis and abattoir. Related: Abated; abating.
  • verb lessen, grow or cause to grow less
Example sentences :
  • But the colonel did not abate one whit of his craft or caution.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Naval activity in the northern waters of Europe did not abate.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • She has two fits of fever daily, and the disease does not abate.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete » by Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
  • Then long hour followed long hour, but the inquietude of her mood did not abate.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • Certainly, but I shall exert all my strength to abate yours.
  • Extract from : « The Memoires of Casanova, Complete » by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • More than once he had hoped the insensate fury of the blizzard might abate.
  • Extract from : « Nan of Music Mountain » by Frank H. Spearman
  • The fetid stench of an English prison ship could not abate his love of liberty and country.
  • Extract from : « Reminiscences of the Military Life and Sufferings of Col. Timothy Bigelow, Commander of the Fifteenth Regiment of the Massachusetts Line in the Continental Army, during the War of the Revolution » by Charles Hersey
  • The small boys on the bench had had leisure to abate their ardour by this time.
  • Extract from : « The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's » by Talbot Baines Reed
  • An hour, and the storm did not abate and the man did not return.
  • Extract from : « The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton » by Wardon Allan Curtis
  • Nor in so saying do I abate one inch of my stand for white supremacy.
  • Extract from : « The Hindered Hand » by Sutton E. Griggs

Antonyms for abate

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