Noun Abate Definition and Examples


Noun:

Abate

Pronunciation:

/əˈbeɪt/

Definition:
1.

verb

(of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread.
  1. 'He says there was no sign yet that consumer demand in Scotland was abating.'
  2. 'A perfect late midsummer day - the cruel heat has abated, and the humidity has been replaced with clear cool air that rests lightly on your skin.'
  3. 'And put simply, it translates into a party on the rise with no sign of that rise abating.'
  4. 'The challenges of rising health care costs and Medicare premiums will not suddenly abate.'
  5. 'Yet in the year that they had known each other his feelings had grown more intense rather than abated.'
  6. 'He looked up at the gray overcast sky and wondered how it was possible that this storm could have abated so quickly.'
  7. 'The company operates in a very competitive industry, with little sign of the competitive pressures abating.'
  8. 'November to April is the wet season but heavy tropical storms can abate as suddenly as they arrive.'
  9. 'Then, with your mind, think of calming the pain, easing it until it abates and is gone.'
  10. 'With GM technology, the debate regarding our dependence or otherwise on nature, far from abating, has intensified.'
  11. 'nothing abated his crusading zeal'
  12. 'Space constraint did not abate their zeal to get a glimpse of the amazing cultural divergence of the nation.'
  13. 'Surely winning comedy's biggest prize in 1995 must have abated this self-doubt?'
  14. 'Fat not only abates hunger and satiates, but also is an important endurance exercise fuel.'
  15. 'It is clear that within the constraints imposed on them, the design team has done everything to ensure that community disruption is abated as much as possible.'
  16. 'As the cast belts out the title song, fears are abated.'
  17. 'We were both broke and working pub shifts but nothing could abate my appetite for conceiving low budget film ideas.'
  18. 'There are two approaches to abating these effects.'
  19. 'There is a need for a definitive course of action in order to abate this spiralling situation.'
  20. 'Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.'
  21. 'Widening numbness has abated the pain to his pelvis.'
  22. 'A distinction is drawn between Abatement Notices which require works to be done and those which merely require the recipient to abate the identified nuisance.'
  23. 'The plaintiffs sought an injunction requiring the defendants to abate the nuisance as well as damages.'
  24. 'More likely, the city expended no energy abating weed nuisances there.'
((n.) Abatement.)



Examples:

The storm didn't abate for several hours.
This action would not have been sufficient to abate the odor nuisance.

Origin:
Middle English (in the legal sense): from Old French abatre ‘to fell’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + batre ‘to beat’ (from Latin battere, battuere ‘to beat’).

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