abate abate  /ə ˈbeɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) make less active or intense
  2. (v) become less in amount or intensity

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Usage(s):

  1. Even as soldiers swarmed into the Gulf Coast and residents scattered onto dry land around the country, the anger at the government's response to Katrina did not abate.
  2. Generations of parents of autistic kids have reported that when their child runs a fever, the symptoms of autism seem to abate.
  3. The symptoms usually abate quickly when people quit caffeine, but in rare cases the symptoms can lead to death.

News

  1. Financial woes have fallen to lowest level in 4 years, report says

    Americans have seen their financial woes slowly abate, and now money-related problems have fallen to their lowest level in four years, a report says.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. ABATE of Iowa hosts ride for Missing and Exploited Children

    ABATE of Iowa Districts 23 and 16 held a ride Saturday to honor the lives of abducted children.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: KWWL Iowa

  3. ABATE presentation

    SUNY Oswego Police Lt. Kevin Velzy (left) welcomes ABATE education officer Sandy Mensch, ABATE Vice President Bruce LePorte and ABATE President Jim Waterman for a recent program on motorcycle safety.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Palladium-Times

Quotes

  1. "American military and diplomatic strategy in Iraq must adjust to the reality that sectarian factionalism is not likely to abate any time soon and probably cannot be controlled from the top," the Warner-Lugar proposal stated.
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Richard Lugar Source: Channel 4 News

  2. "We have a skills deficit and while that may abate slightly because of the downturn in the economy and growing unemployment, we still need to make sure we have got enough skills to grow our economy and develop further," Key said on Monday.
    on Mar 15, 2009 By: John Key Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "Doubts about the sustainability of public finances in many countries lie at the root of current uncertainty," Noyer, who is also governor of the Bank of France, told a business conference in Paris. "A condition for market tensions to abate...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Christian Noyer Source: Hindustan Times

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