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abate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word abate

(verb) make less active or intense
Synonyms : slack , slake

(verb) become less in amount or intensity
Synonyms : die away , let up , slack , slack off
Example Sentence
  • The storm abated
  • The rain let up after a few hours

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for abate

rebate means discount... i.e reducing the price.. abate and rebate are rhyming words
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by prakashsrinivasan

(Tag : ) abate which is rhyming with debate.Debate means raising(actually in discussion imagine that in every thing) just opposite to debate consider abate that is reduction in nature
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by divvu

ab ate mat karo abate your weight
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by rahul2

A BAIT is given to rats at home finally rats get reduced. So u can directly give ABATE to rat to reduce its population i.e; ABATE is reducing
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by Phoenix

'abate' sounds like the hindi bait" means "come sit". Imagine a tired old man visiting you and you offer a chair and say 'aa bait' it will lessen relieve your tiredness.
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by rajeevy

ABATE=AB+ATE... here "ATE" is the past tense of "eat". So when we eat, the quantity tends to reduce or lessen... the same applies here..
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by Doodler

Focus on ‘ate’ part of abate. (eat, ate, eaten). When you eat anything, you reduce it's quantity.
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by shankarjbiswas

abate= a + bate which almost sounds aa bete in hindi, imagine father sayings his son come(aa) son(bete),come join my business to subside me and reduce my load.
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by everlasting.puneet

bate(if some body beats u,ur self respect for him gets diminished)...hence abate counts for getng diminishd by sum means...
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by vaibhavagar

a+baith: aa baith yani aaja baith ja matlab down ho ja ya reduce ho ja
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by deepak0151

ABATE RHYMES WITH "WAIT". means waiting to get sumthng subsided
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by vishal41

A =always ;BATE = masturbate ;so when you always masturbate ,energy and sperm will be less in amount,degree or intensity
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by laaptu

ABATE=AB+ATE.. "ATE" is the past tense of "EAT".. so When we eat, the quantity tends to reduce or lessen.. SO ABATE stands for lessen or reduce or diminsh or slacken
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by Doodler

Sachin's BAT has no intention of aBATing the agony of his opponent bowlers.
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by hmpai

In Hindi sit down means (baith) + ab = ab baith i.e. abate
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by Shipra24

ab+ate— ab( away) from ate, if you will be AWAY from ATE(food) you will REDUCE
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by nikhilparasher

In an ABATTOIR, butchers ABATE or end the lives of animals.
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by pankajgoyal

ABATE= AB + ATE. You got your current six-packs ABdomen because you ATE so little and reduce your fat-intake.
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by emkay

abATE is the opposite of escalATE
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by Afghan

AB+ ATE = abishek ate Aishariya lessen her beauty.
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by shaktipada

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