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bate

verb

1 bate

Moderate or restrain; lessen the force of.

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

Roget 38: subduct, subtract; deduct, deduce; bate, retrench; remove, withdraw, take from, take away; detract.    garble, mutilate, amputate, ... show more

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



2 bate

Flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons.

3 bate

Soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments.


Moby thesaurus: abate, ablate, abrade, abstract, alleviate, allow, attenuate, bar, be eaten away, blunt, charge off, close, consume, consume away, corrode, count out, crumble, curtail, cut, debar ... show more.

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