Abate appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):
- Nets afire, monomania truces abate; so to set a base curtain, a monomer I fasten.
- Doom DNA, drown in gin, ebb milder, abate, get a bared limb; benign in word and mood.
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Abate (to decrease; reduce) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Barron's essential words for the GRE, which includes 800 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
Definition of the noun abate
What does abate mean as a name of something?
- [obsolete] abatement. - Sir Thomas Browne
- An Italian abbot.
Definition of the verb abate
What does abate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: abated | abating | abates
- make less active or intense
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Bill dried the clothes [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] The clothes dried wrinkled [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Tony broke the piggy bank open with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] Tony broke the glass to pieces [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Tony broke the glass to pieces with a hammer [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Bill dried the clothes with a hairdryer [Instrument] [Verb] [Patient] The hairdryer dried the clothes [Patient] [Verb] The clothes dried | The roses bloomed [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] Piggy banks break open [Patient] [Verb] [Adjective] with [Instrument] Piggy banks break open with a hammer [Patient] [Verb] [Adverb] Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] Glasses break to pieces [Patient] [Verb] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument] Glasses break to pieces with a rock
Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): abase, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, accelerate, acetify, acidify, activate, advance, age, agglomerate, air, alkalify, alter, ameliorate, americanize, amplify, anesthetize, anglicize, animate, apostatize, atomize, attenuate, augment, awake, awaken, balance, beautify, bedew, bifurcate, bisect, blacken, blast, bleach, bloody, blunt, blur, bolshevize, botch, brighten, broaden, burn, burst, calcify, capacitate, capsize, caramelize, carbonize, castrate, categorize, catholicize, cauterize, change, char, cheapen, chill, chlorinate, christianize, circumcise, civilize, clean, clear, clog, close, clouded, coagulate, coarsen, collapse, collect, commercialize, compress, condense, constrict, constringe, construct, contract, cool, correct, corrode, corrugate, corrupt, cremate, crimson, crisp, crumble, crystallize, curdle, dampen, darken, de-escalate, deafen, decelerate, decentralize, decrease, deepen, deflate, defrost, degenerate, degrade, dehumidify, dehydrate, demagnetize, demobilize, democratize, depressurize, desalinate, desiccate, destabilize, deteriorate, detonate, devalue, diffract, diffuse, dilate, dilute, dim, diminish, dirty, disintegrate, dislocate, disorganize, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, diversify, divide, domesticate, double, drain, dry, dull, ease, effeminate, emaciate, emasculate, embitter, embrocate, empty, emulsify, energize, enhance, enlarge, equalize, equilibrate, eternalize, europeanize, evaporate, even, expand, explode, fade, famish, fatten, federate, feminize, fertilize, fill, firm, flatten, flood, fossilize, fray, freeze, freshen, frost, fructify, fuse, gasify, gelatinize, gladden, granulate, gray, grow, halt, harden, harmonize, hasten, heal, heat, heighten, humidify, hush, hybridize, hydrogenate, ignite, improve, incinerate, increase, incubate, inflate, intensify, invert, iodize, ionize, kindle, laminate, lengthen, lessen, level, levitate, light, lighten, lignify, liquefy, loop, loose, loosen, macerate, magnetize, magnify, mature, mechanize, mellow, melt, mineralize, mobilize, moderate, modernize, modulate, moisten, motorize, muddy, multiply, mute, narrow, nasalize, nationalize, naturalize, neutralize, nitrify, normalize, objectify, obscure, open, operate, ossify, overturn, oxidize, pale, paralyze, pasteurize, perfect, petrify, polarize, polymerize, pop, popularize, proliferate, propagate, publicize, pulverize, purify, purple, putrefy, quadruple, quicken, quiet, quieten, rarefy, reanimate, redden, regularize, rekindle, reopen, reproduce, resuscitate, reverse, revive, ripen, roughen, rupture, saponify, scorch, sear, secularize, sharpen, short, short-circuit, shorten, shrink, shrivel, shush, shut, sicken, silence, silver, singe, sink, slack, slacken, slim, slow, smooth, soak, sober, soften, solidify, sour, sovietize, sprout, stabilize, standardize, steady, steep, steepen, sterilize, stiffen, stratify, strengthen, submerge, subside, sunburn, sweeten, tame, tan, taper, tauten, tense, thaw, thicken, thin, tighten, tilt, tire, topple, toughen, tousle, tranquilize, treble, triple, ulcerate, unionize, urbanize, vaporize, vary, ventilate, vibrate, vitrify, volatilize, vulcanize, wake, waken, warm, weaken, westernize, wet, whiten, widen, worsen, yellow.
- lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
- synonyms of abate: slack / slake
- more generic words: decrease / lessen / minify = make smaller
- become less in amount or intensity
Alternative definition of the verb abate
- [transitive] To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.
- [intransitive] To diminish in force or intensity.
- [transitive] To deduct or omit.
- [transitive] To bar or except.
- [transitive] To bring someone down physically or mentally.
- [transitive, legal] To put an end to; to do away with.
- [intransitive, legal] To be defeated or come to naught.
- [archaic] To destroy, or level to the ground
Definition of the verb abate for high school students
- to reduce, lessen
- example: The rain poured down for a while, then abated.
The verb abate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
Abate is a fictional character from the 1973 film Sepolta Viva.
- Abate is a website.
- official website: stateofnevada.info/people/Abate
- Abate is a surname both of Ethiopian and Italian origin.
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Lexical Analysis (2013)
Norms and Exploitations by Patrick Hanks
Syntagmatically, abate is a very simple verb. In normal usage, it is always intransitive and it does not take an obligatory adverbial. It denotes a process that happens to situations and events without human intervention. Its normal pattern of use ...
Master the Clerical Exams (2010)
ABATE means to put an end to or subside. The correct answer is (A). ANTAGONIST means an adversary, which is the opposite of a colleague. The correct answer is (C). PROPITIATE means to conciliate (an offended power) or appease, which ...
Hazardous Chemicals (2013)
Safety Management and Global Regulations by T.S.S. Dikshith
Abate is the trade name for Temephos, the known organophosphate larvicide. Abate is used to treat water infested with disease-carrying fleas and control mosquito, midge, and black fly larvae. Abate quickly controls mosquito and other insect ...
U.S. and International Perspectives by Randall S. Abate
Abate is a Professor of Law, Director of the Center for International Law and Justice, and Project Director of the Environment, Development & Justice Program at Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida.
'Tis Pity She's A Whore (2015)
A critical guide by Lisa Hopkins
Abate is the editor of Privacy, Domesticity, and Women in Early Modern England and has published articles on Henry V, Measure for Measure, Tamburlaine and Perkin Warbeck, among other Renaissance dramas.
Resources in Prevention, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitation for Clinicians and Researchers by Luciano L'Abate
L'Abate is a diplomate and former examiner of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a fellow and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, fellow of Divisions 12 and 43 of the ...
by Great Britain. Parliament
t the abate is a severe condemnation of the iystem Of leases which, not many years tgo. was exceedingly popular with Genem_en on the other side of the ...
by Swynfen Jervis
To Abate. To lessen; to diminish; to deject ; to depress ; to shorten.
To abate a writ, is, by some exception, to defeat or overthrow it. A stranger abateth ; that is, entereth upon a house or land void by the death of him that last possessed it, before the heir takes possession, and so keepeth him out: wherefore, ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
Basketball Frank Abate American Indian Terms Frank Abate Ancient Near East Jeremy Black Architecture & Building Harold Morgan Ballet Katherine Barber Chess Gerard O'Reilly Costume & textiles Caroline Imlah Geography David Munro ...
by Cathal J. Nolan
Abatement amounts to the claim that political or civil unrest or civil war (or, more recently, gross and persistent human rights abuses) in one state compels military intercession by outsiders to abate an intolerable nuisance caused by a spillover ...
by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson
To ABATE, (a-bate') v. a. To ...
A Law Dictionary (1839)
Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States of America, and of the Several States of the American Union : with References to the Civil and Other Systems of Foreign Law by John Bouvier, Robert Kelham
Acalerie (Sergeaunt (16 Ph scr-lcant o Abbzssenl, abate, lower. eatery. - - Abbrevoir, a watering place. Acupwm (91,)' in accepting, objecting. Abbe, an ubbe Accessement, addition. Abbtlver, to give water to. Accesser, to asset-' flAbewsnnt, ...
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- Learn English Vocabulary - New Word: Abate
Master your vocabulary by watching this Interactive way of Learning NEW English Words. Learn the meaning and the usage of the word 'Abate' in a fun filled ...
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- Fun with SAT & GRE Vocabulary: ABASE, ABATE, ABDICATE
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Quotes about Abate
Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst. (Alvar N. C. de Vaca)
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Scrabble value of A1B3A1T1E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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