Synonyms for abating
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : uh-beyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈbeɪt|
Top 10 synonyms for abating Other synonyms for the word abating
Définition of abatingOrigin :
- "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
- But his contempt was abating; he was growing uneasy; Philip was before him as fierce as ever.
- Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine
- The gale still held on, however, and we saw no signs of its abating.
- Extract from : « Masterpieces of Mystery » by Various
- Indeed, communication was not difficult now that the force of the gale was abating.
- Extract from : « Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer » by Cyrus Townsend Brady
- The wind is abating, madam,—the worst is over; and now to my question.
- Extract from : « Sir Jasper Carew » by Charles James Lever
- In the meantime the Queen's anger was abating, and the trouble was blowing over.
- Extract from : « Shakespearean Playhouses » by Joseph Quincy Adams
- Some of her fury was abating, but she was still critical of the professional mercenary.
- Extract from : « Mercenary » by Dallas McCord Reynolds
- Then, just as the epidemic appeared to be abating, it reached our own home.
- Extract from : « A Handful of Stars » by Frank W. Boreham
- How anxiously we looked out for some sign that the gale was abating, but in vain.
- Extract from : « A Voyage round the World » by W.H.G. Kingston
- She eagerly watched the window for some sign that the storm was abating.
- Extract from : « Stephen Grattan's Faith » by Margaret M. Robertson
- The storm instead of abating only seemed to increase in violence.
- Extract from : « Snow Shoes and Canoes » by William H. G. Kingston
Antonyms for abating
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