verb (used with object), a·bat·ed, a·bat·ing.
- to put an end to or suppress (a nuisance).
- to suspend or extinguish (an action).
- to annul (a writ).
verb (used without object), a·bat·ed, a·bat·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for abate
Some reforms, such as government reimbursement of telehealth consultations, may be reversed when the crisis abates.
Targeted adjustments, elbows, needles, and electrotherapy abated the pain for a day or two at most.
The political crisis in Ethiopia is not showing signs of abating.Ethiopia’s escalating regional political crisis has roots in its federal system|Mulugeta G Berhe|September 3, 2020|Quartz
Producers say the company’s initial arrogance has abated as its strategy appears to be shifting from mobile-only unicorn to table-stakes streamer.‘They got the memo’: Quibi changes tone, tact after failed debut|Tim Peterson|August 12, 2020|Digiday
That interest eventually abated as buyers stockpiled enough programming to fill their pipelines for a time.TV networks begin to signal willingness to prioritize streaming over linear|Tim Peterson|July 29, 2020|Digiday
That modern science has repeatedly affirmed their findings does little to abate the continuing doubt.Shanin Specter on His 50 Years With the Single Bullet Theory|Shanin Specter|November 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps, under different circumstances, with other kinds of modern Jewish women, their anger might start to abate.Talking to Women of the Wall's Ultra-Orthodox Teenage Protesters|Elisheva Goldberg|November 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To abate the overload, The Daily Beast created its first list of the best destinations on the Web.
Deficits will begin to shrink; the country's present desperate mood will abate.
The purge marked a bold effort by the Islamist leader to abate widespread anger over the attack.Mohamed Morsi Stages a Risky Palace Coup Sacking Egyptian Army Chief|Vivian Salama|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Nor was he so illogical as to abate one item of his old confessions.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition, Vol. XII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
After this the ship began to ride more easily, though the hurricane continued until near sunset, when it began to abate.Peter Trawl|W. H. G. Kingston
If there are not sufficient assets to pay the general legatees they must abate rateably.
As soon as the storm began to abate Rachel said, “I think, Frank, it is time you began to use your gun.”Winter Adventures of Three Boys|Egerton R. Young
Honour us so far, as to permit nothing to abate our love for you.Alphonso and Marina|Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
British Dictionary definitions for abate
- to remove, suppress, or terminate (a nuisance)
- to suspend or extinguish (a claim or action)
- to annul (a writ)