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: die away, let up, slack, slack off)
The storm abated

Extra examples

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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