(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): slack, slake

Definition categories: change, decrease, lessen, minify

2. become less in amount or intensity

- The storm abated

Similar word(s): slack

Definition categories: change, decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

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.