1. Abatement. [from around 1400 until the late 1600s]
2. An Italian abbot, or other member of the clergy. [First attested in the early 18th century.]
1. make less active or intense
2. become less in amount or intensity
- The storm abated
Similar word(s): slack
Sentences with abate as a verb:
- to abate a nuisance
- The writ has abated.
- to abate a writ
- Order restrictions and prohibitions to abate an emergency situation.
- Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.
- We will abate this price from the total.