Definition of abates

verb

(of something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative) become less intense or widespread.

He looked up at the gray overcast sky and wondered how it was possible that this storm could have abated so quickly.

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Example of abates

  • A perfect late midsummer day - the cruel heat has abated , and the humidity has been replaced with clear cool air that rests lightly on your skin.

  • As the cast belts out the title song, fears are abated .

  • Fat not only abates hunger and satiates, but also is an important endurance exercise fuel.

  • Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.

  • He looked up at the gray overcast sky and wondered how it was possible that this storm could have abated so quickly.

  • He said the federal government targets only about $150 million a year for lead abatement .

  • He was convincing enough to persuade Wall Street, thus abating the nervousness of the market.

  • He was informed by the seller that it required as much as $400,000 worth of asbestos abatement .

  • In the same breath I say the government and police are the ones responsible for solving or abating the situation.

  • It is clear that within the constraints imposed on them, the design team has done everything to ensure that community disruption is abated as much as possible.


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