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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?


  1. [obsolete] abatement. - Sir Thomas Browne
  2. An Italian abbot.

Definition of the verb abate

What does abate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abated | abating | abates

  1. make less active or intense
  2. become less in amount or intensity

Alternative definition of the verb abate


  1. [transitive] To bring down or reduce to a lower state, number, degree or estimation.
  2. [intransitive] To diminish in force or intensity.
  3. [transitive] To deduct or omit.
  4. [transitive] To bar or except.
  5. [transitive] To bring someone down physically or mentally.
  6. [transitive, legal] To put an end to; to do away with.
  7. [intransitive, legal] To be defeated or come to naught.
  8. [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.


  1. Abate is a website.
  2. Abate is a surname both of Ethiopian and Italian origin.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abate

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Google previewMaster the Clerical Exams (2010)

by Peterson's

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 ...

Google previewHazardous 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 ...

Google previewClimate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law (2015)

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.

Google preview'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.

Google previewLexical 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 ...

Google previewThe Impact of Invertebrates to Four Aquatic Macrophytes: Potamogeton Nodosus, P. Illinoensis, Vallisneria Americana and Nymphaea Mexicana (2008)

Abate is a nonsystemic organophosphate with 44.6% active ingredient temephos ...

Google previewUsing Workbooks in Mental Health (2014)

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 ...

Google previewThe Parliamentary Debates (Authorized Edition) (1886)

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 ...

Google previewThe Ontario Reports (1891)

Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Queen's Bench and Chancery Divisions of the High Court of Justice for Ontario

is the same as if the abatement had been directed by statute ; the notice to abate is an act done for the common weal and benefit ; and if no mode of enforcing it were pointed out by statute, disobedience to it would be a ...

Google previewThe Judicial Dictionary: Judicial dictionary (1903)

by Frederick Stroud, Elsie May Wheeler, John McDonald Burke

ABATE. — “ ' Abate ' is both an English and French word, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

The word ex- Abate'ment, >- ists also without the prefix A ; though Aba'ter. ' 3 more limited by modern usage in its application. See Bate. To beat or press down ; to lower, to depress ; to lessen, to diminish. And rerde ttio nonneryes, Worwel that ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; or A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature (1823)

To ABATE, ( from the French abattre, to pull down, overthrow, demolish, batter down, or destroy) ...

Google previewA new Law Dictionary ... to which is added an outline of an action at law and of a suit in equity, etc (1846)

Abate. ABATE (from the Fr. abattre, to beat down).

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Miscellaneous and lexicographical, vol. 1

ABATE',v. A.S.Beatan,tobeat. Thewordex- Asarsmen'r, in Heraldry, some figure introduced W ABATn'iuss-r, }ists also without the prefix A;though into coats of arms, to denote a dishonourab'le action, Asa'rnn. more limited by modern usage in ...

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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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