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
As we learned more about the coronavirus, and restaurants instituted safety measures, my worry abated.Give in to pandemic cravings, starting with a homemade cheesesteak sandwich|David Hagedorn|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Scott said more restrictions could be on the way if the city’s infection rate does not abate.Today in D.C.: Headlines to start your Thursday in D.C., Maryland and Virginia|Dana Hedgpeth, Teddy Amenabar|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
Scott said more restrictions could be added if the city’s infection rate does not abate.Maryland jurisdictions announce tougher coronavirus restrictions as region’s caseloads surge|Erin Cox, Rachel Chason, Julie Zauzmer, Patricia Sullivan|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
When cases abated, some of those restrictions were eased — and, before too long, Covid-19 cases were spiking again.
The city is also issuing bonds to abate property and other taxes over a 20-year term to cover the first $500 million investment by Netflix to build out the production facility.Netflix commits $1 billion to make New Mexico home to one of the world’s largest studios|Jonathan Shieber|November 23, 2020|TechCrunch
This statement, interpreted by many in the media as a sign that the epidemic is abating, prompts more questions than answers.The WHO’s Big Asterisk on Liberia’s Ebola Case Decrease|Abby Haglage|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even facing such an uncertain future, the refugee crisis shows no sign of abating.
Despite an international outcry, there appear to be no signs that a military crackdown on the media is abating.
There is little sign, of course, that this behavior is abating.
The drug war shows no signs of abating in Mexico and the appetite for drugs in the United States remains high.
Evening was now approaching, but the hurricane gave no signs of abating.Paddy Finn|W. H. G. Kingston
Outside the uproar, instead of abating, gathered strength as time went by.The Young Pitcher|Zane Grey
Before the engagement had any sign of abating, the 17th were ordered to take up the advance for Goldsboro.Soldiering in North Carolina|Thomas Kirwan
We had the gratification of adding to the health of Hartford for two summers by abating the swine nuisance.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
The storm had gone on long and it showed no signs of abating.The Riflemen of the Ohio|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for abate
- to remove, suppress, or terminate (a nuisance)
- to suspend or extinguish (a claim or action)
- to annul (a writ)