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abate

verb

1 abate

Make less active or intense.

synonyms: slack, slake.

Roget 813: discount, bate; abate, rebate; reduce, price down, mark down take off, allow, give, make allowance; tax.   



2 abate

Become less in amount or intensity:
— The storm abated.

synonyms: die away, let up, slack, slack off.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Dutch: verminderen, afnemen, humiliƫren, vernederen, neerslaan, verlichten, reduceren, verlagen, bedaren, luwen ... show more


Moby thesaurus: ablate, abolish, abrade, abrogate, abstract, adjust to, allay, alleviate, allow, alter, anesthetize, annihilate, annul, appease, assuage, attemper, attenuate, bank the fire, bate, be eaten away ... show more.

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