Associations to the word «Abate»

Wiktionary

ABATE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete outside legal) To put an end to; to cause to cease. [attested since about 1150 to 1350]
ABATE, verb. (intransitive) To become null and void. [attested since the late 15th century]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) (legal) To nullify; make void. [attested since the late 15th century]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To humble; to lower in status; to bring someone down physically or mentally. [attested from around 1150 to 1350 until the mid 1600s]
ABATE, verb. (intransitive) (obsolete) To be humbled; to be brought down physically or mentally. [attested from around 1150 to 1350 until the mid 1600s]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To curtail; to deprive. [attested from around 1350 to 1470 until the mid 1800s]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) To reduce in amount, size, or value. [attested since 1325]
ABATE, verb. (intransitive) To decrease in size, value, or amount. [attested since 1325]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) To moderate; to lessen in force, intensity, to subside. [attested since around 1150 to 1350]
ABATE, verb. (intransitive) To decrease in intensity or force; to subside. [attested since around 1150 to 1350]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) To deduct or omit. [attested since around 1350 to 1470]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) To bar or except. [attested since the late 1500s]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) To cut away or hammer down, in such a way as to leave a figure in relief, as a sculpture, or in metalwork.
ABATE, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To dull the edge or point of; to blunt. [attested from the mid 1500s till the late 1600s]
ABATE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To destroy, or level to the ground. [attested since around 1350 to 1470]
ABATE, noun. Abatement. [from around 1400 until the late 1600s]
ABATE, verb. (intransitive) (legal) To enter a tenement without permission after the owner has died and before the heir takes possession. [First attested around 1350 to 1470.]
ABATE, noun. An Italian abbot, or other member of the clergy. [First attested in the early 18th century.]

Dictionary definition

ABATE, verb. Make less active or intense.
ABATE, verb. Become less in amount or intensity; "The storm abated"; "The rain let up after a few hours".

Wise words

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