abate

All Verb Noun
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  • Her play had not run its course, merely abated for the hot months. Cited from Fate Knocks at the Door, by Will Levington Comfort
  • Their first efforts, therefore, were directed to abate these as far as possible. Cited from History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella V3
  • Yet did it not abate her courage, nor take its energy from her mind. Cited from Aurelian, by William Ware
  • And then came thought of my father also, and the pain of my feet abated. Cited from Lorna Doone, by R. D. Blackmore
  • The wind having abated in the night we prepared for starting at an early hour. Cited from The Journey to the Polar Sea, by John Franklin
  • But, with the majority, though their force be abated, they continue through life. Cited from The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, by William Wordsworth
  • Controversy surrounding these issues has abated somewhat, but has not gone away entirely.
  • Instead of abating, the wind appeared each moment to increase in force. Cited from In Freedom's Cause, G. A. Henty
  • And we purpose to do what in us lies for the abating of it. Cited from Critical and Historical Essays, by Macaulay V2
  • When the storm abated all remaining expedition equipment was removed from the ship.
  • Then the storm abated; the sun broke forth; and again she held her course. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 73, November, 1863, by Various
  • When the next day came he found, however, that his anger had somewhat abated. Cited from The Plastic Age, by Percy Marks
  • When the boy had been sitting there a while, the storm seemed to abate. Cited from The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, by Selma Lagerloef
  • All night the captain and cook worked hard, and when morning came they found the storm abating. Cited from Town and Country, John S. Adams
  • During our journey, neither the wind nor the rain had much abated. Cited from Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament, Clarkson
  • They turn to the land, the old man goes on board, and the storm abates. Cited from Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson, Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
  • Yet the influence and effect of these did not soon abate. Cited from A Book of the Play, by Dutton Cook
  • The wind abated when they got into the open sea. Cited from The History of Rome; Vol III, Books 27 to 36, by Titus Livius
  • During this day there was nothing to show that the storm was abating. Cited from Robur the Conqueror, Jules Verne
  • Public interest in the society, however, had meanwhile in no way abated. Cited from Art in England, by Dutton Cook
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Meaning of abate

  • verb Become less in amount or intensity
    The storm abated, The rain let up after a few hours