Abate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈbeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word abate
Brit.  |əˈbeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word abate


- make less active or intense (syn: slack, slake)
- become less in amount or intensity(syn: slack)

The storm abated


We waited for the wind to abate.

...interest in the author's home abated as her novels waned in popularity...

Towards morning the wind abated a little.

We waited for the storm to abate.

The storm abated

Word forms

I/you/we/they: abate
he/she/it: abates
present participle: abating
past tense: abated
past participle: abated
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