- v make less active or intense
- v become less in amount or intensity
The storm abated
- 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.
- Generations of parents of autistic kids have reported that when their child runs a fever, the symptoms of autism seem to abate.
- The symptoms usually abate quickly when people quit caffeine, but in rare cases the symptoms can lead to death.
- John Key in Sydney Morning Herald
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.
- Christian Noyer in Hindustan Times
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...